The Dementia Elevator team are very pleased to let you know that their free, online Dementia Coping Skills for Families and Carers programme is now available on the Dementia Elevator website.
What are psychosocial skills?
Psychosocial skills involve ‘interactions between people, to support cognition (eg, thought, reason, memory), emotion, interpersonal relationships and a sense of control”
Moniz Cooke, 2009
The programme was developed in close collaboration with a group of family carers who shared their experiences in a number of filmed interviews.
This comprehensive programme will require a total duration of approximately 4 hours to complete. However, the actual time to complete the programme can vary across users, as the content within each chapter is flexible and can be used as a stand-alone education.
The programme consists of an introduction and five chapters. Each chapter is further subdivided into at least three sections.
This resource is accompanied by a reflection journal guiding users to apply and reflect upon the aspects of the education relevant to their specific situation. Furthermore it aims to demonstrate practical and applicable skills through:
· Interviews with family carers, people with dementia and professionals,
· Video examples of using the skills in everyday situations
· Exploration of theory of psychosocial approaches to support a person with dementia.
Access the programme here: http://elevator-carers-coping-skills.com/