Communication Art, Inc.

Dementia Tools

Reality Comprehension Clock Test
Dementia Populations Gift of Purpose Programs

"Focus is on skills that remain, not on those that are lost."

   
 

Educational Workshops for
Dementia Populations Gift
of Purpose Programs

 

Communication Programs
Educational Workshop 6.5 Hours

Achieving Rresident-Centered Care and Culture Change requires teamwork.  It is recommended that each facility train a Resident-Centered Care Team to implement the Dementia Populations Gift of Purpose Programs social model for dementia as well as administer and utilize data from the Reality Comprehension Clock Test.

Social Model for Dementia

  • The Dementia Populations Gift of Purpose Programs contains a brain stimulating curriculum.
  • Each exercise is designed to MATCH the elderly memory impaired personís cognitive skills and abilities.
  • Dementia Populations Gift of Purpose Programs are a vital part of this social model for dementia populations.
  • Each student will learn the components of Dementia Populations Gift of Purpose Programs and recognize how to determine which level of Dementia Populations Gift of Purpose Programs is appropriate for each memory impaired participant.
  • Each student will identify how the brain stimulating exercises are incorporated into each participants care plan.

Recommended Team Members: Administrator, Director of Nursing, MDS Nurse, Restorative Nurse, Social Worker, Recreational Therapist, Activity Professional, Marketing Director.  Additional staff may include Rehab Director, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, L P N Ďs, C N Aís, Dietary Director, Environmental Director.

The workshop also includes Reality Comprehension Clock Test educational training.  At the completion of this workshop students will be certified to administer the RCCT as well gain knowledge of how to implement the Dementia Populations Gift of Purpose Programs.

Available Workshops:

  • Online - live, interactive root workshop
  • At your facility or corporation
  • At your organizationís location
  • In the classroom.  A tri-state area surrounding Ohio

Professional contact hours and certificates awarded upon completion of educational offering for:

  • Nurses
  • L P Nís
  • Social Workers
  • MR/DD
  • OTís
  • PT's
  • Activity Professional

Practice of Standards

Practice of Standards is promoted throughout the Dementia Populations Gift of Purpose Programs.

A Supportive environment promotes resident/client/patient involvement and fosters relationships.  Maintenance of cognitive, social and emotional health offers independent opportunities.  An emphasis of Empowerment is enriched through creative self expression.

The Dementia Populations Gift of Purpose Programs offer pleasurable experiences and brain stimulation for the elderly memory- impaired.

Goals

The Dementia Populations Gift of Purpose Programs process stresses the enhancement of cognitive skill levels for the purposes of:

  • Stimulating brain function
  • Orienting participants to their environment
  • Reinforcing participantís memory: both distant and short term recall
  • Increasing attention span and focus
  • Developing problem solving and carry-over skills
  • Enhancing ability to remain alert

Measurable Goals

  • Will work more independently, completing a larger portion of the project task
  • Will remain involved in the brain stimulating exercise for a longer period of time
  • Will express positive thoughts, reminiscent memories, or pleasant verbal/non verbal responses- at least one per session
  • Will manifest fewer instances of catastrophic reactions (sudden anger/crying) during each session

When an individual has lost their ability to communicate effectively as a result of a chronic condition, this brain stimulating curriculum can open the door to the cognitive abilities that remain.

Keeping Your Certificate Up To Date

Previous students who became certified to administer the RCCT are required to renew their RCCT administrator certification by completing the four hour RCCT Educational Workshop annually.

As long as healthcare professionals conduct Dementia Populations Gift of Purpose Programs they are required to complete this four hour RCCT Educational Workshop annually.  Call now or e-mail to register.

Recertification workshop
can be held:

  • Online - live, interactive root workshop
  • At your facility or corporation
  • At your organization's location
  • In the classroom - a tri-state area surrounding Ohio
Educational Classes.
In the classroom or On Line.
Call : 419-865-6131
Email : ClockRCCT@aol.com