NCAL Day

2018 AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention

NCAL-4 - Improv and Dementia: Learning to Say “Yes and” When Interacting with Residents with Dementia

Sunday, October 7
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
CE: NAB: 0 | Nurses 0

Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theater in which the plot, characters, and dialogue of a game, scene, or story are made up in the moment. Often, improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience or draw on some other source of inspiration to get started. This train-the-trainer program will give you vital tools to teach caregivers how to use improv theater skills in their interactions with residents with dementia. Improv helps staff get into the residents’ world rather than try to force the residents into theirs. All too often, individuals with dementia hear “no” over and over again. Improv teaches staff how to say “yes” and how to be in the moment with residents. One of the greatest gifts that can be given to someone with dementia is a sense of purpose and acceptance, and improv is the language staff can use to accomplish this. This interactive workshop will provide participants with a fun in-service activity they can employ to teach their staffs to use “Yes and” as a positive way to respond to residents and guide them in conversation.

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Laura Nolan

Specialist for Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Email Address: laura@nolanfam.com

Telephone Number: (920) 465-2772

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