• International Summer Program Rafael Altamira

    UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA: A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION FOR STUDENTS, PRACTITIONERS AND FAMILY CARE GIVERS
    FROM JUNE 4TO JUNE 5

    Venue: University of Alicante, campus San Vicente del Raspeig
    GermánBernácer Building

    Contact hours: 15

    WORKING LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH

    REGISTRATION: From April 16

     

    Director: Manuel Lillo Crespo
                     Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences
                     University of Alicante

    This two day programme will increase participants understanding of dementia and the impact dementia has on the person. It will also enhance participants’ skills in creating positive environments of care for the person, family and care givers.
    The course will use a variety of interactive teaching and learning activities including small group work, learning through experience activities, short presentations, hearing the experiences of people with dementia and family cares and group discussions.
        

     MONDAY 4


    9:00 – 10:30    Introduction. Research information and consent
                            Welcome group work
                           
    Rhoda MacRae. Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice within the School of
                            Health, Life Science and Sport of the University of the West of Scotland

     

    10:30 – 12:30  The impact of dementia on the person and across the senses
                            What is dementia, biopsychosocial impact of dementia including sensory
                            impact
                           
    Margaret Brown Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice within
                            the  School of Health, Life Science and Sport of the University of the West of Scotland

    12:30 – 13:00  Lunch

    13:00 – 15:00  Experiential table top exercise
                            Anna Jack Waugh.
    Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice within
                            the  School of Health, Life Science and Sport of the University of the West of Scotland

    15:00 – 16:15  The enabling environment
                            Introduction to the audit tool
                            Audit exercise in groups of four
                            Audit exercise feedback
                           
    Anna Jack Waugh. Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice within
                            the  School of Health, Life Science and Sport of the University of the West of Scotland

    16:15 – 16:30  Homework for tomorrow
                           Audit at home. Collection of materials for the collage, list of local
                           resources for people with dementia
                           Margaret Brown Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice within
                           the  School of Health, Life Science and Sport of the University of the West of Scotland

    TUESDAY 5

    9:00 – 11:00    Person centred care and dementia
                           
    Introduction to Person-centre care
                            Person centre collage activity
                           
    Rhoda MacRae. Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice within the School of
                            Health, Life Science and Sport of the University of the West of Scotland


    11:00 – 12:00  Working with family carers of people with dementia
                            Anne’s interview facilitated by Maria using a ‘Meaningful to Me’ board
                            Margaret Brown Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice within
                            the  School of Health, Life Science and Sport of the University of the West of Scotland

    12:00 – 12:30  Exchange of community resources activity
                            Rhoda MacRae. Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice within the School of
                            Health, Life Science and Sport of the University of the West of Scotland

    12:30 – 13:00  Lunch

    13:00 – 15:00  Introduction to Understanding behavior and meaningful activity
                           
    Anna Jack Waugh. Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice within
                            the  School of Health, Life Science and Sport of the University of the West of Scotland

    15:00 – 16:15  Meaningful Activity
                            Pocket Ideas
                           
    Anna Jack Waugh. Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice within
                            the  School of Health, Life Science and Sport of the University of the West of Scotland

    16:15 – 16:30  Repeat research questionnaires
                            Conduct short evaluation: what should we keep doing, stop doing. Standout moments
                           
    Rhoda MacRae. Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice within the School of
                            Health, Life Science and Sport of the University of the West of Scotland

     

                     

    Each will consist on: an introduction to the theory, activities which demonstrate the theory, small group, then large group discussion of what was learned in the activity (debrief from the activity), discussions on real-life application and finish with asking what the learners will do next. Attendees will record their thinking in the Care Empathia booklet.

     

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