LIVING the Dementia Journey
Topics: Dementia, Workforce Development
By participating in the program, participants will gain an awareness and understanding that not only changes how they view dementia but also the way they support people living with dementia. LDJ was created in collaboration with people living with dementia, care partners, team members at Schlegel Villages, Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA).
The LDJ program emphasizes the importance of shifting care and services to focus on a person’s strengths and abilities, and how people can be supported to live life to the fullest. The program has six core modules:
- Learning about the experience of living with dementia
- Improving personal well-being
- Validating and honouring each person in the moment
- Interpreting personal expressions, actions and reactions
- Nurturing all relationships
- Greeting each day as an opportunity for meaning, purpose, and growth
There are two LDJ workshops available:
- The Overview Workshop is for community members, care partners, healthcare professionals, including PSWs and staff at long-term care and retirement homes. This course can be completed in one-day in-person session or two 4 hour virtual sessions.
- The Train-the-Trainer workshop is for organizations interested in building capacity to train and support their teams.
Contact us if you are interested in participating in an LDJ workshop!
Meet the Facilitators
The following RIA Education Facilitators are located across Canada and available to deliver the LDJ Overview and the Train-the-Trainer workshops.
Carrie McAiney, PhD
Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia; Scientific Director, MAREP
- Kristie Kimmet, Engagement Manager
- Michelle Stillman, Senior Director, Operations and Planning
- Carrie Briscoe, Education Specialist
- Jodie Walker, LDJ Facilitator
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