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