Power of the Heart: Dementia Care Education and Behavior Coaching One Hour Teaching Topics

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Marya Kain, MS, CMC, has developed the Power of the Heart Curriculum through over 40 years of hands-on experience as well as formal education.  These topics make great staff inservices as well as educational marketing events for the public.   Each participant will feel honored and valued. Each class includes activities that impart why and how to apply what they are learning.

  • Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Causes of Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: Basic Science and Progression
  • Cognitive Reserve and Healthy Brain Habits
  • How Our Thoughts Impact Our Ability to Care for Others
  • Common Behaviors Associated with Dementia
  • How Belonging Reduces Challenging Behaviors in Dementia (dACC)
  • The Crisis Cycle Related to Supporting People Experiencing Dementia
  • Positive Behavior Support: Competing Pathways
  • Steps to Developing a Person-Centered Behavior Plan
  • Reliable Routine: Why it’s Helpful and How to Establish It
  • Sundowning: What It Is and What to Do
  • Strength-Based Communication Introduction
  • Meaningful Activities: Why and How
  • Self-Care for the Caregiver
  • How Grieving and Loss Impact Caregiving
  • How our Thoughts Effect our Health

Power of the Heart: Dementia Care Education and Behavior Coaching



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