Dr Cameron Camp, American Montessori for Dementia expert is back for our 2019 regional dementia conference!
In 2019, not only will Dr Camp attend as our conference keynote speaker, but is holding a pre-conference Masterclass on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
The masterclass - Enabling Persons with Memory Impairment to Learn New Tasks will involve an exploration of how persons with dementia and other memory impairments can learn new procedures to assist with maintaining independence, while circumventing memory deficits. Procedural learning systems are often relatively spared in persons with memory impairment. These include:
- Location learning
- Use of old habits, such as reading
- Learning new habits
- Motor learning (use of old skills and learning new skills)
- Using external aids and assistive devices
- Classical conditioning (learning through receiving or not receiving rewards for behaviours)
- Priming (learning through repetition and practice)
- Spaced retrieval - an efficient form of practice training that involves teaching persons to remember information over longer and longer time periods
Examples of each of these forms of learning will be provided, along with how to use procedural learning to reduce changed behaviours while improving quality of life for persons with memory impairment and their primary carers.
After the masterclass - you will be able to:
- Identify at least 5 learning capacities in a person with dementia
- Learn how to apply procedures to effectively enable a person with dementia to learn new information and procedures
- Learn how to adapt learning procedures for a person with dementia to achieve therapeutic goals and create effective plans of care
The masterclass is suitable to rehabilitation professionals, nurses working in memory care settings, diversional therapists, aged care educators, allied health professionals and family carers.
The masterclass is being held at the Westport Club from 9am to 3pm.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Tickets are limited and will be available for purchase once registration opens, through the registration tab.