Educational Programs for Inservices

Power of the Heart offers several one-hour educational programs, perfect for staff inservice meetings:

  • Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Causes of Dementia
  • Strength-Based Communication Strategies for Meaningful Interaction with People Experiencing Memory Loss and Confusion
  • How Behaviors Communicate Needs
  •  Stress Reduction: The Control Bull’s Eye and How it Relates to the Crisis Cycle
  • Understanding Grief and Loss
  • Abuse Prevention
  • Behavior Planning
  • Sundowner Syndrome: What is Is, What to Do
  • Meaningful Moments (Short Version)
  • Building An Activity Program from the Ground Up
  • Meaningful Moments: Exercise Program
  • Behavior consulting also meets a portion of the Memory Care Community Endorsement Regulations for the Oregon Administrative Rules.
  • Many other topics are available.

Customized Workshops

Please contact me to create a seminar, workshop or in-service to meet the precise needs of your facility or group.

Alzheimer’s Association Classes

I am trained by the Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon to teach the curriculum:

  • Know the 10 Warning Signs: Early Detection Matters
  • Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia: What it is and What to Do
  • Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

Adult Foster Homes: I am approved by Oregon DHS to teach AFH classes as requested.

In-service Topics:

Satisfies proposed OAR’s 411-057-0150 (2) Table 1 In-Service Training

  • Any of the Powerof the Heart Core Cirriculum subtopics either taught individually or combined with other subtopics.
  • Any of the above in an expanded version. (Example: The sundowning segment of class #2 is brief and addresses the key points. The expanded version goes into more detail about the suprachiasmatic nucleus, the relevance of the Volicer studies, and the how-to’s of providing specific modalities.)

Frequently requested in-services:

  • Stress Reduction
  • Grief and Loss
  • Abuse Prevention
  • Restraint Reduction
  • Alzheimer’s Overview
  • Behavior Planning 101