• Learn communication techniques to help you connect with those living with dementia.
• Learn the five sensory input and processing systems, highlighting the dominant role of vision, and the major differences between protective and discriminating sensations in each.
• Discuss the impact of changing sensory awareness and processing as dementia progresses.
Our agenda covers skills from verbal strategies to affirming touch to Positive Approach by Teepa Snow.
About John D. Graham: With a life spent in senior services, author John D. Graham is a compassionate voice. His perspective is informed with his vast array of experience in senior advocacy and in leadership of senior living organizations. In sharing his expertise via his book, Cheeseburgers for Seniors: Top 10 Reasons Your Parents Don’t Want to Move to Senior Living, with the burgeoning baby boomer population, he outlines pitfalls and warning signs, and offers alternative, proactive approaches. While some of these things can be uncomfortable to consider, lack of understanding and proper planning often leads to an undesirable outcome—an unpleasant lifestyle that could be avoided by making informed life choices.