Upgrade Dementia Friendly Interactions

On-Demand Webinars: Upgrade Dementia Friendly Interactions

Upgrade Dementia Friendly Interactions

DementiaDementia InterventionsLife EnrichmentNon-Drug Therapeutic StrategiesExecutive Edition

Recorded on: 05/09/2023

Are you ready to upgrade dementia friendly interactions to improve resident engagement? From leading and disrupting dementia-focused education Positive Approach to Care, this session will help attendees improve their ability to engage and have friendly interactions with those living with dementia. It will focus on the importance of matching and adapting activity and engagement options to the abilities and interests of each resident in the senior living community. The session will also help attendees improve their observational skills in assessing current skill and ability states. It will offer ideas for using simple, inexpensive tasks and materials to help residents feel productive and involved while reducing distress and isolation.

Participants who join this webinar will be able to:

  • Describe the different categories of time use that create a balanced day for a person living with dementia.
  • List examples of meaningful activities that can be adapted to match an individual’s needs, abilities, and history.
  • Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal techniques that can be used to promote resident participation and engagement.

Amanda Bulgarelli
Chief Operating Officer
Positive Approach to Care®

Amanda Bulgarelli, has been a part of the Positive Approach from the beginning, serving originally as a teenage volunteer while Teepa developed and refined her approach and skills. After earning her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration, Amanda worked as an educator and leader in schools and other learning platforms for over ten years. She then decided to join Teepa’s Positive Approach to Care® team as a Lead Mentor, Trainer, Speaker, and Leader. Her years of teaching developed her ability to give each person in the room an individual experience while they learn new information or skills. As a speaker, Amanda uses the Adult Experiential Learning Cycle to help everyone learn in their own way, and she loves helping to spread awareness and knowledge of Teepa’s Positive Approach techniques.