U-First!® is an innovative education program for all members of the care team who are supporting people with behaviour changes due to dementia or other cognitive impairment. This includes health care providers in a direct care role and care partners (family and friends). The U-First Framework is a person-centred approach to looking at the whole person.
This program, designed by the Alzheimer Society, is being offered by Robin Hull, Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society Lanark Leeds Grenville. The program will be delivered in two, three-hour sessions and is offered for free.
This training will help caregivers understand the person and associated behaviour changes, and how to work as a team to develop individualized support strategies.
The program will help you:
— Understand that there can be many reasons why you might see behaviour changes in the person;
— Flag the possible changes that you may see when you are supporting the person;
— Interact in a new way with both skill and a common understanding of dementia and other cognitive impairments;
— Reflect and report on not only new behaviours you may see in the person you are supporting but also share your strategies and tips with the team.
— Support the person and their care partners in everyday activities.
— Know that you are part of an important Team in caring for the person.
Date: Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte Branch, 155 High Street, Almonte
Registration: Registrations are now closed; we are fully booked. We have started a waiting list and may set up another session. To have your name added to the list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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