Spark of Life 1-Day Seminars

About Our 1-Day Seminars

How to Ignite the Spark of Life – A Day on Culture Enrichment

This 1-day seminar brings a unique opportunity to experience the best of the internationally awarded Spark of Life Philosophy that enriches emotional care – the essence of person centred care.

This experiential education provides the skills to ignite the Spark of Life within the residents, clients and patients and each other in a team. It also provides practical strategies for the best possible way to connect and communicate, facilitate rementia and prevent and dissolve challenging behaviours.

Specific Learning Objectives

Participants will learn:

  1. Facilitate rehabilitation and independence
  2. Ensure people with dementia feel respected, valued and safe
  3. Empower the person to make choices and decisions
  4. Support the person in regaining their lost identity
  5. Understand the many different ways people with dementia communicate their needs and wants, approvals and disapprovals
  6. Deeply understand people with dementia, how they think and feel
  7. Foster improved relationships between staff, residents and their families

This innovative one-day seminar can be provided in a community or facility setting. Contact us for more information on info@dementiacareinternational.com

Solving Challenging Behaviour & Preventing the Need for Psychotropic Restraint

This day is for leaders, health care professionals and care staff working in the areas of Aged Care, Hospitals and Community Services.

Specific Learning Objectives

Participants will learn:

  1. To understand the root cause of conflict
  2. How to identify the 4 categories of unmet needs behind challenging behaviours
  3. How to meet these specific needs in a meaningful and lasting way
  4. How to understand the symbolic language of people with dementia
  5. A practical model for a team solution to solving specific challenging behaviour

*The prerequisite is to have participated in the one day education on ‘How to Ignite the Spark of Life – A Day on Culture Enrichment’.

Outcomes

The outcomes are the all needed shift from moving from a task orientated organisation to a person orientated organisation, and being able and empowered to shift the focus to the perspective and emotional needs of the individual they are caring for. This actively and practically addresses some of the urgent issues currently experienced in care such as the significant reliance on medical restraint.

This innovative one-day seminar can be provided in a community or facility setting. Contact us for more information on info@dementiacareinternational.com

The Heart Has No Wrinkles

This day is for leaders, health care professionals and care staff working in Aged and Dementia Care, Hospitals and Community Care Services.

Specific Learning Objectives

Participants will learn:

  1. Understand the root cause of conflict with sensitivity and compassion
  2. Take everyone’s needs into consideration
  3. Communicate with families about unmet sexual needs in people with dementia
  4. Understand one’s rights and responsibilities
  5. Assertively react if approached for sexual favours
  6. Avoid the fundamental mistakes
  7. Solve issues specific to your team and residents

Outcomes

This one-day seminar addresses every aspect of the question: “What do you do when people with dementia have unmet sexual needs and express them in ways that can be confronting and challenging for staff, families, and other residents?”

This is a complex subject, and it can be difficult to talk about, but it can be dealt with in a way that is respectful, shows empathy and takes everyone’s
needs into consideration.

Drawing on Advanced Systems Theory, Family Therapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming, Dementia Care International has developed a highly effective and unique education program on this very topic that is presented in a language that everyone can relate to.

This innovative one-day seminar can be provided in a community or facility setting. Contact us for more information on info@dementiacareinternational.com

Turning Stressful Showers into Enjoyable Experiences

So many little things we say and do can trigger either a positive or negative shower experience. Applying the Spark of Life Philosophy to the shower situation can facilitate a positive shift in experience for all involved.

This innovative one-day seminar can be provided in a community or facility setting. Contact us for more information on info@dementiacareinternational.com

We invite you to contact us for further details and to discuss your needs.

The Leadership Team at Maurice Zeffert Home, Perth, Western Australia describe the profound benefits of Spark of Life Education: