Most people who are living with dementia still live in and are active in our communities.
They want to maintain their independence for as long as possible, go to the grocery store, the bank, go out to eat etc. although at times challenging, they have the power to do all this, they just need a little help, that’s where we come in.
Dementia Friendly Ambassador will show you as an employer or colleague can support someone living with dementia through your role within the community.
Over 5 sessions, you and your colleagues learn what dementia is, and how to recognize the signs of someone who may be living with the disease. Throughout the course, we walk through supportive strategies from acknowledgment, to communication to environmental considerations that may help an individual living with dementia access your organization in a more comfortable way.
We explore how to support your customers and clients in a variety of ways, from inclusive environments that encourage a calming and relaxing experience, provide ways to communicate effectively with your clients and customers living with dementia and their care partners, and provide tailored information to specifically meet your organization's needs.
Following the completion of this interactive course, you and your colleagues feel more confident in their abilities to better fit the needs of people living with dementia in their communities, while at the same time creating a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
This course is delivered online via Zoom platform over a series of five sessions, each lasting approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Following the completion of the course you will have access to several resources specified to their field of business as well as dementia friendly community resources and recordings from previous sessions.