Even for the most introverted amongst us, we desire connection to another human being. It is through this connection that we learn about who the person is before us. We see and learn about what brings this person joy and what brings them pain. We find an emotional level to connect to find a common space that we carry with us through our time together and apart. To do this we must become relational, but to become relational, we must learn how to communicate.
I am pleased to announce that I am now a Certified Dementia Communication Specialist. This certification is through the Silver Dawn Training Institute of DementiaRAW. I recommend anyone who works with dementia and in a care community become a CDCS. It is an invaluable training for all who wish to become relational with those they care for each and every day.