Caregiver Drop-in Support Group Series: Coping with Responsive Behaviours at Home
Join us for our August edition of our Caregiver Drop-In Support Group Series. This month, we will be discussing the topic of personal expressions (responsive behaviours). We will be joined by Ingrid Carlin, an education facilitator with Loft, who will speak about this important topic.
I am more than my behaviour
This session provides an understanding and appreciation for an individual’s behaviour in connection to cognitive and physical abilities. It reviews dementia, mental health and other neurological disorders from a behaviour perspective and introduces techniques for caregivers and families to use in their day to day routines.
- Discussing Dementia as a diagnosis
- Understanding Responsive Behaviours
- Validation and Reminiscence Therapy
- Self Care and Interventions
About our Presenter: Ingrid Carlin RPN
Ingrid Carlin is the Behaviour Support Education Facilitator with LOFT. She has extensive experience working with seniors in Community and Acute Care settings. Her experience as an Educator has taken her to Asia, South America and most recently as a PSW instructor and clinical supervisor. Ingrid is a certified trainer in Positive Approach to Care and a GPA Certified Coach. She is passionate about educating caregivers to help them to provide the care deserving of our seniors and mental health clients.
About our Drop-In Caregiver Support Group Series
Please note that based on caregiver feedback, we have restructured our drop-in group to best suit the needs of caregivers. The group will offer presentations and education on topics of interest either identified or submitted by caregivers in the community and will leave time for group discussion, peer support, and resource sharing after the presentations.