As the number of older adults with dementia in nursing facilities grows, so does the need for holistic dementia training for nursing home staff. This curriculum was designed as a training tool for all nursing facility staff in order to provide practical education on how to develop individualized, psychosocial interventions for residents that have dementia. The curriculum is presented in two parts. Part I is a simulation activity and discussion to create empathy among staff members by demonstrating the perspective of an older adult with dementia. Part II is a guided practice activity on how to identify important interests and characteristics of an individual resident and apply this knowledge to create effective interventions. The training is a total of approximately 4 hours and focuses on teaching staff skills that will allow them to continue to target dementia symptoms with psychosocial interventions. The curriculum also includes a trainer’s guide, handouts, and a survey tool for evaluation.
|Commitee:||Pasztor, Eileen M., Ramney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Social work, Health sciences, Nursing|
|Keywords:||Dementia, Interventions, Nonpharmacological, Older adults, Psychosocial, Skilled nursing facilities|
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