Reminiscing with your Resident

Reminiscing with your Resident 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with the benefits of reminiscing and the use of nostalgia for residents living with dementia. Methodologies including the use of photos, music, clothing, and spiritual reminders are reviewed, as these may provide comfort to individuals living with varying degrees of dementia. The course engages learners in learning how to successfully interact and communicate with people living with dementia.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-RYR

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California Department of Social Services Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Training Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of residential care facilities for the elderly.

Vendor/Provider # 2000224-740-2;
Approval # 224-0149-32685.

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

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Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0149-32622

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO2034234

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

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This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-RYR
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Explain why using reminiscing techniques is beneficial to residents.
List reasons why reminiscing is particularly beneficial for residents who have dementia.
Identify materials and supplies needed for reminiscing techniques.
Recognize techniques for successful communication with residents who are living with dementia.

Outline:
Hour One I. Introduction II. What is reminiscing? a. Definition i. Refers to sharing and talking about past – preferably cherished – memories ii. For people living with dementia, encouraging the act of reminiscence can be positive. iii. How it is different from life review b. How it helps i. It is about giving the person living with dementia a sense of value, importance, belonging, power, and peace. ii. Reminiscing can be effective with almost anyone you are caring for, regardless of the type or stage of dementia. iii. Because of the nature of Alzheimer’s disease, reminiscence techniques can be beneficial. c. Check point – true or false question d. A quick review of dementia i. What is dementia? ii. Types of dementia e. Reminiscing and dementia: Structured or unstructured i. Can be powerful as a structured activity ii. Perhaps most effective when incorporated into routine interactions and conversations with the person living with dementia f. Learning Engagement Activity: Listen to a conversation between Mary and caregiver where reminiscence was not used. g. Ways to use reminiscing i. Examples of reminiscing ii. Bathing and reminiscing 1. Video of revised_shower_after (40 seconds) III. Group reminiscence a. General guidelines for leading successful groups for persons with dementia i. Hold at same time and place ii. Invite same people iii. Have the same leader iv. Do it regularly v. Minimize distractions vi. Leader to greet each person as enter vii. Ask participants to introduce selves and help as needed viii. Be sure all assistive devices are in, clean, and working (glasses, hearing aids, dentures) ix. Go at slow pace x. Shift activity or focus routinely during session xi. Go with the flow xii. Keep the group small b. Planning a reminiscence group i. Follow guidelines above ii. Pick a topic iii. Choose residents wisely iv. Gather tools and materials v. Be active, enthusiastic, and engaged vi. Have fun c. Tools and materials useful for reminiscing i. Think about things that stimulate all senses ii. Using families, volunteers, and community to assist d. Checkpoint – true or false IV. Benefits of reminiscing a. Maximizes strengths – short vs. long term memory i. Focuses on the resident’s abilities b. Pleasant diversions c. Helps them grow, enjoy, cope d. Stimulates the mind e. Creates an opportunity to engage the resident and deepen relationships i. Learning engagement activity: What are some ways you can think of where you have used reminiscing successfully? How can you see using it in the future? ii. Learning engagement activity: Create a reminiscing activity – drag words/description into box f. Communication is key – learn to speak the language of dementia i. Using the reminiscing technique effectively depends on successfully communicating with the individual, both verbally and nonverbally ii. Nonverbal communication techniques iii. Attitude and mood are contagious iv. Stay calm and reassuring v. Make eye contact vi. Use familiar gestures vii. Limit distractions viii. Focus on feelings ix. Be aware of body language and its meaning x. Use touch g. Verbal communication techniques i. Do not interrupt ii. Offer comfort and reassurance iii. Speak to them as adults iv. Avoid correcting or criticizing v. Avoid arguing and reasoning vi. Offer a guess vii. Avoid negative statements viii. Speak in normal tone of voice ix. Keep sentences simple – one question or direction at a time x. Use humor h. Learning engagement activity: Video AA_516-3_good comm (1 minute) i. Revisit conversation between Mary and caregiver V. Summary and conclusion a. Reminiscing is a very powerful tool for you to learn and practice. b. It brings many benefits to your residents and helps them feel connected and part of a community of friends. c. Even if the person has lost many verbal skills, that person can understand laughter, smiles, a kind touch, and connecting through all the senses. d. Through your attitude and caring and skillful use of reminiscence, you provide a bridge from past and present and a lifeline in uncertain moments. VI. Final Exam (post-test)

Instructor: Joanne Rader, MN, RN
Joanne Rader, RN, MN, has worked  as a nurse in the field of long term care for more than 40 years. She graduated from University of Maryland, School of Nursing in 1968, with a BSN and from Oregon Health and Science University in 1979 with a Master's in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.  As a nurse clinical specialist, she worked to reduce the use of physical restraints, inappropriate psychoactive medications, and defensive, self-protective behaviors during bathing for persons with dementia. She was on the faculty of the Oregon Health Science University (OHSU), School of Nursing for 20 years and published numerous articles and books addressing the emotional needs and behavioral symptoms of persons with dementia and co-authored and produced manuals and videos on individualized wheelchair seating for older adults. In 1996, 2002 and 2008, her books, Individualized Dementia Care: Creative, Compassionate Approaches and Bathing Without a Battle,  won  AJN Book of the Year Awards. She is a founding member of the Pioneer Network, an organization working to change the culture of aging in America. Currently, she works as an independent consultant and babysitter for grandchildren. Disclosure: Joanne Rader, MN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN
Cynthia McDaniel MSN RN, is a nurse and administrative consultant in long term care. She is the CEO of ElderWise Inc, a senior living consulting and education group. Cynthia has worked as a nurse consultant for the States of Oregon and Washington,  a geriatric care manager, a regional director of clinical operations for a senior living company, and an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. Her research in assisted living focused on the characteristics of residents in assisted living communities and the role of the nurse in assisted living. Cynthia holds a Master's of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in nursing education. She is a Fellow of the Sigma Theta Tau/John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.  Disclosure: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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