My passion is to change society’s attitude toward aging by inspiring minds, rejuvenating spirits, and empowering people to make a difference in the way we care for our elders.
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Creating Moments of Joy Series
The following are summaries of the training programs offered by Jolene Brackey of Enhanced Moments. These programs, also available on DVD and CD, can be presented individually or combined to fit your needs to get optimum results. Handouts/Outlines/Post tests can be found after each presentation below.
Program 1 of 6 Handouts | Outline | Test | AnswersIn this presentation, you’ll be sure to catch the vision. A vision that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and focus more of our energy on creating moments of joy. It’s impossible to create a perfectly wonderful day, but you sure can create perfectly wonderful moments. Joy comes from triggering fond childhood memories, making quality connections, living a person’s truth, singing a favorite song, replacing personal treasures, remembering peoples’ greatness, sharing simple pleasures and reviving their spirits. Catch the speaker’s energy and obtain fun, simple ways to bring joy and hope into everyday.
“Memory Enhanced Activity”
Program 2 of 6 Handouts | Outline | Test | Answers
As this presentation unfolds, you’ll see that even though we cannot give those with Alzheimer’s back their memories, we can give them an experience that triggers their memory. They may not understand what you are saying, but they are more likely to understand what they see, touch, smell and hear. Learn ways to trigger memories by giving them their “stuff” back. It’s not about the big things we do. It’s about the simple pleasures we share everyday.
“It’s Saturday Night”
Program 3 of 6 Handouts | Outline | Test | Answers
After this presentation, you’ll see that there are understandable reasons why people with dementia do not like the bathing process. The solution-focused speaker addresses some of the reasons, and helps spark a new understanding. This understanding will help reduce negative reactions by changing the bathing process. Answering the questions of when, where, and how people have always taken a bath, will help offer more familiarity – and comfort – during the bathing process. Lastly, the energetic speaker will pass on practical solutions that have worked for other care providers.
Program 4 of 6 Handouts | Outline
This presentation will help you discover how to create an environment that enhances a sense of comfort. You’ll see how to address physical changes that will enable the person’s independence and decrease disorientation; such as paint colors, flooring, furniture, and space planning. By adding significant, familiar items, we can create stimulating journeys down a hallway, create safe havens within their rooms, and make common areas look, feel and smell like a kitchen, a living room, or a dining room from their childhood. This combination of elements will help a person with person with Alzheimer’s find greater peace in their environment.
Program 5 of 6 Handouts | Outline | Test | Answers
Mealtimes are often highlights of the day, yet they can be the most stressful times, too. This idea-packed presentation shares activities, verbal and visual cues to trigger the dining experience. Find out the many reasons why a person may not be eating and gain solutions to enhance mealtimes. This presentation will help you restore the pleasure of dining to those who need it most.
Program 6 of 6 Handouts | Outline | Test | Answers
This presentation opens new doors in the journey with Alzheimer’s. You’ll see that families have the knowledge to build a bridge between the care provider, and the person with Alzheimer’s. Families can share missing details, create links to a person’s mind, and assist in giving back their greatness. The upbeat speaker educates families about how to move, what to move, how to visit and what to expect. Once families understand dementia and how to apply the knowledge they hold, they can become “helpers” in the disease process. Creating a solid foundation is an opportunity to get everyone started on the right foot.