Master Class – Meaningful Engagement using a Montesorri Approach

Master Class – Meaningful Engagement using a Montesorri Approach

The introduction of new aged care standards and the current Royal Commission provide an important opportunity to reflect on how well your service supports people living with dementia. This unique masterclass will provide participants with a highly interactive experience with one of the international leaders in innovative approaches to dementia practice.

This course is available in:
NSW, QLD
Course duration:
7 hours
Suitable for:
Staff providing support to people living with younger onset dementia and their carers

Description

Course Summary

Dementia Australia is proud to host Dr. Cameron Camp, Director of Research, Center for Applied Research in Dementia, Ohio USA for a master class on holistic engagement for people living with dementia utilising Montessori principles for improved quality of life.

Dr. Camp is an internationally-known research scientist in the field of ageing. He has been conducting applied and translational research in gerontology, dementia intervention, and cognitive intervention for over 30 years.His research is evolving the use of the Montessori approach as an overall cultural change tool and management approach, focusing on capabilities rather than inabilities to empower staff and clients.

This unique master class provides participants with a highly interactive experience. Participants will explore how they can transform their service both for people living with dementia and improve staff satisfaction.

Whether you are a manager, health professional or aged care worker this master class will provide you with practical approaches to transform your practice. Master classes will be held in Sydney and Brisbane with attendees restricted to only a very limited number of people per session.

This full-day workshop is catered and qualifies as Continual Professional Development.

You will gain knowledge in:

How to engage people with dementia using Montessori key principles and methods
How to create a self-directed community for residents
How to support a self-directed workplace for staff

Location:
Sydney – Vincent Fairfax Building, Coxs & Norton Roads, North Ryde
Date:
25 March 2019
Time:
9.30am – 4.30pm

Location:
Brisbane – Mantra on Queen, 570 Queen Street
Date:
22 March 2019
Time:
9.30am – 4.30pm

For enquiries or general information about this course call 1300 DEMENTIA (1300 336 368) or email cdl@dementia.org.au

Dr Cameron Camp Bio

Dr Cameron CampDr. Camp is an internationally-known research scientist in the field of ageing. He has been conducting applied and translational research in gerontology, dementia intervention, and cognitive intervention for over 30 years. 

Cameron originally developed the use of the Montessori method as an intervention for use with persons with dementia. His research is evolving the use of the Montessori approach as an overall cultural change tool and management approach, focusing on capabilities rather than inabilities to empower staff and clients.

He is a noted psychologist specializing in applied research in gerontology, and currently serves as Director of Research and Development for the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. Dr. Camp gives workshops on designing cognitive and behavioral interventions for dementia internationally. These interventions are all designed to reduce challenging behaviors and increase the level of functioning and quality of life of persons with dementia.

He has co-authored three college textbooks and published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Dr. Camp is a Fellow and past-president of Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and a Charter Member of the Association for Psychological Science. His research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, and the national Alzheimer’s Association. He is recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research.

For enquiries or general information about this Masterclass call 1300 DEMENTIA (1300 336 368) or email cdl@dementia.org.au

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