Inspiration and Innovation – Dementia and The Creative Arts
*This course has been pre-approved by NCTRC for 5 clock hours.
Creative arts programs must be tailored to the specific and unique abilities for participants diagnosed with dementia. This course will describe, in depth, the various types of dementia, and how to create successful interventions that promote wellness for participants. The outcomes for creative arts interventions is to enhance participants sense of well-being, stimulate the senses and cognition, and promote stress reduction to achieve the highest level of dignity and autonomy thereby improving life satisfaction and quality of life.
Learner will demonstrate adequate insight of the various types of dementias
Learner will demonstrate adequate insight of how to create interventions to improve client outcomes for this population
Learner will demonstrate knowledge of various creative arts interventions to enhance a client's sense of well-being and improve a client's cognitive functioning abilities
Jennifer Heil, M.ED, CTRS
Jennifer Heil, M.ed, CTRS