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Introduction to Adaptive Interaction for Individuals with Advanced Dementia

 

Description:

A one day Introduction to Adaptive Interaction learning event aimed at individuals working directly with people living with dementia, their families and care providers.

 

Aims and Objectives:

1. To further knowledge of advanced dementia and the impact it has on communication skills

2. To explore and identify communicative behaviours in individuals with advanced dementia

3. To become familiar with Adaptive Interaction and how this applies to caring for people with advanced dementia

4. To recognise and overcome obstacles to using Adaptive Interaction in the care environment

5. To plan how to take the approach forward

 

Delivery:

The Introduction to Adaptive Interaction training is interactive and participants will engage in a range of activities in pairs and small groups as well as whole group sessions. The training uses a range of methods including PowerpointTM presentations, videos, case studies and peer teaching. Each participant will receive a folder of learning materials and will be guided in the use of reflective learning techniques.

 

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the training, participants will have increased knowledge about how communication skills are affected in advanced dementia. Attendees will also become aware of the retained communication skills in individuals with advanced dementia and how these can affect the opportunities for interaction that people with dementia may experience. Learners will also have an introductory knowledge of Adaptive Interaction and how this can be implemented into the care of people with dementia.

 

Itinerary

Part 1: 

The Communication Environment and the impact it has on communication skills in people with dementia

10.00-10.30 

Exploring the difficulties of communicating with people with advanced dementia, sharing experiences

 

10.30-11.30

Identifying retained communication skills in individuals with advanced dementia

11.30-12.15

What is Adaptive Interaction? Introduction to using this approach with people with advanced dementia

12.15-12.45

Lunch

 

Part 2: Exploring and identifying communicative behaviours in individuals with advanced dementia

 

12.45-1.30

Getting started with Adaptive Interaction: Identifying a single behaviour from video examples that could use to start an Adaptive Interaction session

1.30-2.30

Obstacles to using Adaptive Interaction in the care environment

 

2.30-4.00

Overcoming obstacles and finding opportunities for using Adaptive Interaction in everyday practice

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