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Activity Therapy Staff Training-Alzheimers/Dementia CORK Wed 6th July 2022
Activity Therapy for Alzheimers & Dementia Clients.  Staff training using the ImaginationGYM Methodology.

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Price per Participant250.00 Cork Course 2 Days

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Elder Care

Alzheimer's & Dementia

Activity Therapy Course Description

This course provides knowledge on how to deliver an effective programme of activities for Alzheimer's and Dementia clients. It involves training care professionals in the ImaginationGYM® method so they can run progressive workshops for clients in their care on a regular basis

The training takes place over 2 days with the second day occurring 6 to 8 weeks after the first. The 2nd day for this course is Tuesday 20th September 2022. The training teaches care professionals the methodology for structuring workshops and how to use the ImaginationGYM® resources that are required to run an effective workshop for their clients. The course participants will use the program with their clients during the intervening period between the two training days and various assignments and targets are assigned. The workshop inputs include imagination and storytelling, olfactory and musical stimulation and light touch massage

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  • Who is this course suitable for?

    In the nursing home and healthcare sectors training in ImaginationGYM® is suitable for a range of care professionals depending on their role in their establishment or community. These would include nurses, occupational therapists, activity managers and their staff whom are involved in providing activities for Alzheimer's and Dementia clients. All the ImaginationGYM® training programs are recognised for continuing professional development points (CEU's) by the Irish Nurses and Midwifery Board and in the UK, when the course is taken under the auspices of Training2Care UK. Certification is provided on completion of day two of the course and is renewable every 2 years

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    We have been running a research project in St.John’s Community Hospital Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford on the use of our programs with older people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.. This involved a 7 week research project into the adaptation of the programs for use in an Alzheimer’s ward.
  • The feedback from staff members was very positive and staffs from four wards and the daycare centre were trained to run the workshops as part of their activity therapy schedule.

    We are continuing to research the project and this is providing us with very valuable feedback about where the program can be of most benefit in dealing with the daily issues that arise in the wards.
  • The most important feedback so far is how the staff are using the program to deal with agitation and restlessness in some of the older people in their care. They have had a success story with a man who paced the corridors every day from the time of his admission to hospital and with the help of the program and the work of the staff this pacing has improved hugely with very positive feedback from the man’s family.

    Staff are now working with other older people who need assistance in different areas and we are monitoring what is working best to document it for research purposes.
  • “The sessions as presently structured – story with smells and massage followed by relaxation CD – is really having a calming effect with up to half the group falling asleep. Normally these residents can be very uneasy and the sessions are obviously relaxing and calming. Sessions are taking place on a Friday morning weekly, prior to the weekend when no social activities are scheduled. A definite success.”

  • Activity Therapy Co-ordinator Co.Wexford Hospital.
    (Details available on request)

Resource Pack - Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshop
Price: €115.00

Resource Pack  - Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshop

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