Living the Dementia Journey

This is about workshops available for friends, family and caregivers who support the well-being of people living with dementia and their care partners.

Recently I attended the LIVING the Dementia Journey Workshop, an award-winning, evidence-informed training program for those who support people living with dementia.

LIVING – which stands for Learning, Improving, Validating, Interpreting, Nurturing and Greeting – is unique in that it was developed in partnership with people living in care settings, family members, team members, volunteers and community partners, including the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP). Their goal is to create “a future where people gain a new way to view and understanding dementia and supporting people with dementia to live well.” What was also unique was that I attended one of the first presentations of this workshop attended by family members, team members and other interested persons such as myself.

I highly recommend this workshop especially if you have a family member or friend who lives with dementia. The discussions, sharing and networking benefited everyone who attended, especially family members. The one day overview workshop is the one to take as it introduces participants to the six modules; Learning, Improving, Validating, Interpreting, Nurturing and Greeting

Each participant received a Learner’s Workbook which contains all the module information plus pages of references. I left with an increased understanding of dementia and new strategies to support the well-being of people living with dementia and their care partners.

For more information follow these links:

Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP)

LIVING the Dementia Journey

Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA)

I’ll leave you with a beautiful video to watch on Dr. Jennifer Bute’s dementia journey.
Dr Jennifer Bute: What Dementia Means To Me

Posted by Loretta Jaunzarins

2018-10-06T01:43:56+00:00

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