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
Edificio Polivalente III, classroom: P3/0-07 (campus map nº 24)

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.
    

PROGRAMME

 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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