Using this Learning Kit will increase staff awareness of how much their approach and interactions impact people living with dementia. It will help them understand that dementia is not a choice, but a condition that affects a person’s ability to function “normally.” As care partners, it is possible to adapt what we do to improve care interactions and outcomes. The practical and well-designed techniques demonstrated in these videos can be used by any member of your staff, volunteers, or family members.
Seeing it From the Other Side: Part 1 (Duration: 2+ hours/145 minutes)
Teepa’s insights are based on a foundation of science, mixed with a genuine dose of love and understanding for people living with dementia. Seeing it From the Other Side is a great learning tool for anyone, from beginning in-home care partner to experienced professional.
- The 3 typical responses to the experience of living with dementia and how care partners can make respectful and effective choices that set everyone up for a positive journey.
- To discern what is normal or not normal in aging due to health conditions or the onset of dementia.
- About right and left brain function and the impact this has on communication, caregiving, comprehension of speech and language ability.
Chapter 1: 3 Responses to Dementia (30 min)
Chapter 2: The Caregiver Agenda (15 min)
Chapter 3: Normal Aging (55 min)
Chapter 4: What’s Not Normal (15 min)
Chapter 5: The Right & Left Brain (30 min)