Original Air Date: June 27, 2018
Why increase emotional engagement with our residents? Join us as we explore strategies to deal with emotions that come up in Java group programs (or could come up in any program!). We will learn about three ways to increase emotional engagement, with a particular focus on how to do this among those living with dementia. We will explore ways to increase residents’ contributions within the Java programs. Finally we will offer strategies to put emotional engagement into action. We will answer questions like:
• How do I offer comfort to someone who is grieving?
• What do I say when a resident tells me they are scared of dying?
• How do I cope when a resident starts crying uncontrollably, talking about how lonely /depressed they feel?
• How can I support someone who suffers from dementia and talks about being scared but is unable to articulate what they are afraid of?
This is the third webinar in a series of four, offered to facilitators of the Java Music Club and Java Memory Care.
Kristine Theurer, MA (Gerontology), PhD
Founder and President
Java Group Programs