This course teaches an understanding of the way a person with Alzheimer’s perceives the world through their senses and how the caregiver can keep their living environment from being too overwhelming or stressful. Learn how consistency with daily activities and a homey atmosphere can bring a sense of calm and safety to the residents’ environment.
Environment IS important Surroundings are important How senses impact Sensory Input Consistent Environment Sticking to a Schedule Boring to You - Beneficial to Someone Wary of Unfamiliar Places Common Areas Individual Rooms General Atmosphere Help Lower Distress
Sharon Brothers, MSW, has an advanced degree in social work and over 30 years' experience as an owner, operator and educator in senior care. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession. Sharon is currently the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education and is a national speaker and advocate for quality education within senior care. Disclosure: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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