An important conversation we need to be having
It’s not just seniors and those with dementia who have had their cognitive abilities weaken due to isolation. Many otherwise healthy people are experiencing declines as well.
Face-to-face interactions being replaced by technology has taken away the ability to easily recognize a decline in cognitive ability and to engage in the hard conversation. The challenge then becomes trying to reach out as best we can to ensure they are not alone and at risk of harm.
Cognitive decline more times than not leads to feelings of frustration, sadness, and feelings of being overwhelmed and alone.
For employees, significant errors in day-to-day tasks by an employee experiencing cognitive decline can be frustrating for the employee and the clients they serve. The employee and the business at hand are both at risk.
With clients, your staff might be the first to identify something is changing in their cognitive ability.
How do we maintain the same awareness and compassion in a virtual world?
Increase your knowledge and awareness of different dementias, warning signs of recognizing cognitive decline in others, and how to broach the topic from a place of being supportive and caring.
This webinar focuses on:
- Learn different dementias and types of cognitive decline;
- Discover signs of cognitive decline when interacting through a digital medium;
- Find methods to confidently broach the topic while maintaining a sense of safety and compassion;
- Learn resources and tools available to support someone experiencing cognitive declines;
- Learn how we can create better work environments for employees, clients, and the community.
- Learn all about the Dementia Friendly Community (formerly “Blue Umbrella”) business certification process.
- Worked in healthcare for 20 years. Experience in Community Support, Healthcare Sales, and Volunteer Management.
- Involved in Falls Prevention education to older adults for 15 years.
- Worked with Alzheimer Society of Durham Region on Public Education team since August 2017
- Helped support my Grandfather who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease
- Moved to Durham Region 13 years ago.
- In my spare time: Chauffeur to my 2 teens (love being a hockey and soccer Mom). Enjoy playing hockey