Dementia-specific Postural Care

Half-day webinar

Venue Online
Price 20.00
Event Date 2 Dec 2021
Time 1pm - 4pm
Booking is not currently open

About the course:
Individuals with dementia are at risk of secondary health complications because of limited mobility, and also at risk of developing high muscle tone and becoming stuck in limited lying positions and developing contractures. 
Learning Outcomes: 
  1. To understand the profound impact that poor positioning has on the physical health of individuals with dementia, but also their care needs.  
  2. To understand an explanatory model based on the non-verbal cues given by clients with dementia to indicate that their body perception is in decline, this decline is due to the sensorimotor disintegration that the brain of the person with dementia is confronted with. 
  3. To enhance participants’ understanding of how caregivers can provide specific sensory stimuli to the tactile, proprioceptive, and vestibular systems. These stimuli support the individual in need of additional feedback according to the principles of sensorimotor integration therapy. 
  4. Learn to apply a dynamic modular positioning system to provide specific tactile, proprioceptive, and vestibular stimuli to the brain whilst lying comfortably in bed.   
  5. Learn how to gain control regarding muscular tone and avoid negative consequences such as contracture formation, structural postural deviations and movement restrictions, pressure ulcers. Thus, care problems are reduced. 

Facilitator: Jo de Clercq, PT


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