In this course, care providers will explore strategies to meaningfully connect and support a person living with dementia and their family.
In this course, five individuals share their personal experience about living with dementia. Care providers will explore evidence-informed, person-centred approaches to support a person living with dementia, as well as their care partners and family.
This course is designed for unregulated care providers (personal support workers, healthcare aides, health care assistants, continuing care assistants, home health aides, home support workers, resident aides, home care assistants, personal attendants, nursing assistants) across Canada. The course content incorporates support for unregulated care providers supporting people living in long-term care homes, retirement living, and home and community settings.
Elijah lives on a farm in Valleyview, Alberta. You will explore ways to learn about a person’s unique story to better understand the meaning behind someone’s actions.
Lily lives in a long-term care home in Kapuskasing, northern Ontario. You will explore ways to prevent, identify and respond to situations of immediate concern for people living with dementia in collaboration with the care team.
Albert lives in a long-term care home in Selkirk, Manitoba. You will learn the importance of exploring each person’s unique story and discuss strategies to support their day-to-day experiences.
Nagamo lives on the land of Bearskin Lake First Nation in Kenora. You will explore ways to support a person and family’s end of life journey.
Sophie lives in her family home in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. You will explore changes that can occur over time for a person living with dementia and identify how the care team can best support the person and family.
Course Developed by:
The Canadian Institute for Seniors Care at Conestoga College.
The CRADLE project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre.
Cost per student: FREE
The information presented in this course is for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical or public health advice, or other advice for any particular issue or subject. If you have any concerns about a particular health condition, please seek a qualified medical professional. D2L Corporation and Conestoga College are not responsible for, and expressly disclaim all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of the use, reference to, or reliance on this course material.
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Start Date: January 25, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2022
Duration: 100% self-directed, complete at your own pace.
Registration is open from January 25, 2021 until December 24, 2022.