Full course description
Family Involvement in Dementia Care empowers family members to establish partnerships with formal care providers in order to provide coordinated, person-centered care for individuals with dementia. Educational videos, interviews, hand-outs and break-out discussions teach family members to work as partners in care with providers in both community and residential care settings. The ten-part series covers topics such as communicating with providers, negotiating on behalf of your loved one, how to ask difficult questions, managing medications, and more. All are designed to help family members better and more comfortably represent the needs and preferences of their loved ones. The focus is on the delivery of person-centered care, which involves knowing, respecting, and valuing the person's lifelong characteristics and abilities.