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"Developing Meaningful Connections with People with Dementia: A Training Manual" is a resource on dementia education for direct care workers. The primary goal is to provide staff trainers throughout long term care with step-by-step instruction and materials to educate direct care workers on knowledge about dementia and ways to enhance their care of persons with dementia.

The packet includes the manual with content and instructions for presentations, classroom exercises, case studies and discussions. Effective and interactive training strategies are included in the manual, which is aligned with the Dementia Competencies Guide of the Michigan Dementia Coalition. An accompanying CD with photos, handouts and PowerPoint slides and a DVD of vignettes are included.

A Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant funded the update and production of the manual. The materials may be copied for widespread use.

Meaningful Connections Order Form:

Please complete the information below, check the appropriate box, and press the Submit button. (NOTE: Please do not use all uppercase characters for your entries.)

Last Name:   Example: Smith
First Name:   Example: Adam
Title:   Example: OBRA Coordinator
Organization:   Example: Community Mental Health
Address:   Example: 100 Grand Ave
City:   Example: Lansing
State:   Example: MI
Zip:   Example: 48901
County:   Example: Ingham
Phone:   Example: 517/222-3333
Email:   Example: smitha@cmh.org
DVD and CD only.
Manual with DVD & CD.

Mental Health and Aging Project at Lansing Community College

Mental Health & Aging Project
Phone: (517) 483-1529
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