Tuesday Dementia Training With Christina Macauley, MS-CCC, SLP, CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner
How SLP help improve the quality of life for our loved ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients?
Christina Macauley gives out 3 essential and helpful tips from a speech therapist’s plan of care.
In this episode:
02:10 – What SLPs can do with Dementia?
02:50 – Introduction of Christina Macauley.
04:00 – How can speech therapists help improve the quality of life of Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients?
05:15 – What are the tests conducted to Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients?
06:20 – Christina explains SLUMS and MoCA tests (Cognitive tests).
09:30 – Christina shares 3 essential tips on taking care of our loved ones with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
09:45 – TIP #1 Maintain a steady routine and keep clear expectations for them.
10:00 – TIP #2 Provide a lot of visual support.
10:45 – TIP #3 Making a memory book.
13:30 – Question: How do you deter someone who wants to go on car rides for several hours 3x a day?
17:30 – Repeat key information to help them stay focused.
17:40 – Speak slowly and clearly to them.
18:00 – Give choices and not just open-ended questions.
19:45 – Give reminders.
20:00 – Be receptive and give them the best and happiest attitude.
21:00 – Active listening.
23:30 – Change your approach and behavior towards taking care of Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.
27:55 – Your words are powerful for your loved ones.
28:25 – Recognition memory is better preserved than the recall memory.
31:15 – Always remember the word, FAST.
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