Bridge the Gap - From Issue to Action

Successful Dementia Care Training Bridges the Gap with Skills based Solutions

To elevate dementia care practices, care partners must first understand dementia and how persons with dementia feel challenged with cognitive and sensory changes. Dementia Live® simulates cognitive and sensory impairment, giving participants first-hand experience living with dementia. 

Participants grasp the constant struggles affecting persons with dementia as they go about their daily lives. 

Greater understanding leads to more empathetic care-partnering.  

The Impacts of skills gap in dementia care cuts across the spectrum of aging services and people with sweeping consequences. 

The Provider Impact:

  • Inability to retain a stable workforce
  • The financial toll of high turnover
  • Low staff morale
  • Negative regulatory outcomes
  • Absenteeism
  • Low customer satisfaction
  • Increased psychotropic medication use

The People Impact:

On Formal Caregivers:

  • Overwhelming demands on the body, mind, and emotions
  • Safety concerns
  • Fear
  • Fatigue
  • Job burnout

On Care Receivers:

  • Misunderstood
  • Ill-being
  • Behaviors expressed due to unmet needs
  • Negative interactions
  • Safety risks
  • Feeling insecure
  • Anxiety and depression

On Family Caregivers:

  • Physical, emotional, mental exhaustion
  • Unsafe home environment
  • Erosion of relationships
  • Social isolation
  • Depression
  • Financial stress
  • Low trust in the Provider's quality of care

AGE-u-cate®️ Training Institute's Dementia Live program provides a unique inside-out understanding of dementia and the foundation for building other best care practices. The impactful simulation triggers physical, vocal, and emotional behaviors of people with dementia when faced with challenging tasks or environments, such as: 

  • Attempts to leave
  • Gives up or "shuts down"
  • Becomes angry

In the Dementia Live Empowerment Session, participants examine their reaction to the dementia simulation, reflecting on feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. They compare how people living with dementia may feel, think, and act in the presence of diminished sensory and cognitive function. Care partners are then empowered with practical tool to create a dementia-friendly environment, aid communication, and build positive care partner relationships. 

We invite you to see how Dementia Live is igniting change in organizations across the US and globally by scheduling a demo today!