"Do You Know Who I Am?" is an Alzheimer's Disease training program for both family and professional caregivers. It is a participatory, interactive, innovative approach to learning how to work with individuals with dementia, especially Alzheimer's.
Interactive training prepares participants to be able to:
- Understand the dementia disease process
- Identify and experience common dementia behaviors
- Apply effective communication and approach techniques
- Implement failure-free Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) techniques
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Daily self-care activities within an individual's place of residence, in outdoor environments, or both. Basic ADLs consist of self-care tasks, including:
- Personal hygiene and grooming
- Dressing and undressing
- Self feeding
- Upon completion of this training, participants will have gained the necessary tools to create a successful day for themselves and for the special people for whom they provide care.
There are two options for receiving this training:
Onsite Training at Guiding Lights
The onsite training for professionals is held once monthly from 7:30a-4:00p at the Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center. The training costs $50.00* and provides 7 CEUs.
* Professionals only
* Non-refundable and non-transferable
- August 13, 2013 - Register Now
- September 10, 2013 - Register Now
- October 1, 2013 - Register Now
- November 5, 2013 - Register Now
- December 10, 2013 - Register Now
A special thank you to The City of Raleigh and Brookdale Senior Living for making scholarships available!
Online Training from your Computer
The online training can be viewed at your convenience. The training costs $30.00* and provides 4 CEUs for professional caregivers. This is a 4.5 hour video training.
* Open to everyone
* Non-refundable and non-transferable
- At Your Convenience - Register Now
An incredibly powerful, life-changing experience! The class interaction, personal experiences and role play kept us engaged. How I wish that this class had been available to me when I was caring for my Dad.
As we move into a future where most all of us will be affected by this disease in one way or another, we must realize that denial and 'out of sight, out of mind' thinking is not the answer. Empowering ourselves with knowledge and understanding of its symptoms and progression, and receiving the tools to caringly deal with each situation, allows us to face it head on, making the journey a little easier for us and our precious loved ones.
I highly recommend this class to caregivers, family members, friends and anyone whose life is, or may one day be, touched by Alzheimer's/Dementia.
Thank you Julie and Nicole!
The "Do You Know Who I AM?" dementia training program presented by Guiding Lights is a full day of insightful, pertinent information related via enjoyable interactive approaches; skits, role-playing, and experiential situations. Our participation was as a "care giver,' regardless of background, or work status. The vision and focus of Nicole Bruno and Julie Falconer as exemplified in this program guarantees that the participants leave with an understanding of a spirit with Alzheimer's and the most important principle for providing effective care during this spirit's transition. It is the most rewarding program I have ever attended!
I am so happy that I was able to attend the Dementia training today. I learned a great deal. Your insights into the experience of dementia were so helpful - in some ways, they validated my own sense of what this terrible affliction feels like, and definitely expanded my understanding of care strategies. The demonstration of the Alzheimer brain and the sugar experiment were very powerful- and the role plays and experiential games really hit the mark. I have attended many workshops in my career, but never one with so much shared emotion. Spontaneous tears, hugs and affirmations were genuine expressions of group compassion. Very moving.Thank you so much for sharing your experience and expertise. It was an excellent workshop.