What Do We Mean By Approach Copy

Approach refers to a way of doing or thinking about something – the way we communicate, facilitate, demonstrate, and plan. Because of the changes in abilities that a person with dementia may experience, an informed and responsive approach is essential to ensure participation, comfort, and engagement in the activities. Remembering the five areas of abilities affected by dementia ? cognition, language, perception, moods/emotions, and physical abilities ? will help you in your approach, and in troubleshooting experiences where difficulties may arise.

In Moments artistiques, our approach incorporates knowledge of dementia to facilitate a positive and individualized experience for each participant. This supportive approach to communication and facilitation is designed to support and encourage confidence in:

  • Participation ? how can we understand and support each participant?s ability to enjoy and contribute to the program
  • Understanding ? what strategies can you can use to best communicate with the participants in a way that supports their cognition
  • Self-expression ? what strategies you can use to support participants? communication
  • Social Connection ? how can we best support the connections between staff and participants, care partners and others

When your approach supports this combination, achieving engagement becomes possible.

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