Communication with your loved one with Lewy Body Dementia can be one of the most challenging and frustrating aspects of being a caregiver. From trying to understand what they want for lunch, to reducing environmental barriers, to better hear what is bothering them, this class covers the basics of verbal and non-verbal communication. Mastering the basics can help you reduce your stress and misunderstandings that can lead to mistakes or other issues.
Mr. Silknitter is the founder of R.O.S. Therapy Systems and Caregiving 101. He has co-written family caregiver books with national experts for the Activities for the Family Caregiver Series to help caregivers engage and improve the quality of life for millions of people who suffer from dementia, Parkinsons ALS, stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other debilitating diseases or issues. The books are based on the principles and core focus areas for communication, engagement and care taught to long term care professionals. He has spoken to audiences from the largest at-home care company to insurance professionals, civic groups, and to the multinational audience of TEDx viewers. He has written articles and pieces for Foxnews.com, A Place For Moms Alzheimers website, the National Parkinsons Foundation, McKnights Long Term Care Magazine and other publications and media outlets. Disclosure: Scott Silknitter has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Colleen Knudson (Keegan), AP-BC, CDP, CADDCT
Colleen Knudson (Keegan), CADDCT, AP-BC, CDP, who is a Board Certified Activity Professional through NAAPCC and CDP Certified through NCCDP. Colleen has over 14 years' experience in Activity and Senior Care facilities, and serves on the Board of the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP). Disclosure: Colleen Knudson (Keegan), AP-BC, CDP, CADDCT discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Caregiving 101 as Consultant Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with Knudson Consulting LLC as Consultant Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with National Association of Activity Professionals as Board Members
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