Tuesday, September 1st (Session B2) - Engagement Elixir: Enhancing Communication Experiences for People Living with Memory Impairment

Session B2

Conversational savvy is a learned behavior and for many, a lifelong evolution of ingenuity. Conversing with and truly engaging those living with dementia and memory-related impairment is challenging for senior living community staff, medical professionals, family, and friends. Much of the communications towards those with memory impairment tends to be tactical or focused on the support of activities of daily living. Through multiple levels of disease progression, there are strategies to engage even those who have become non-verbal, in meaningful relationships. The art of asking questions, sharing meaningful stories, and creating sensory experiences is not inherent, it is learned. Practicing these skills and taking a glimpse into a frustrating but important world, will offer a journey towards comfortable communication strategies for engaging, comforting, redirecting, and supporting others. Memory loss does not have to end deep connection, but it does alter ways to sustain it. For those striving to support, start and maintain relationships with those experiencing memory impairment, this session will provide dynamic strategies to connect while continuing to care.

1. Describe the impact of one-sided communication with those with memory impairment
2. Create and use a set of questions designed to evoke stories and conversations from those with memory impairment
3. Act as ambassador to train, empower and support others in using artful questions to engage residents, family and community members through artful questions

Lia Levitt

CEO & Founder, Ain’t She Sweet, LLC

Lia Jill Levitt, M.Phil., M.S., CDP, Founder & CEO of Ain't She Sweet, LLC “grew up” in a nursing home for 19 years alongside her blind grandmother, who lived to age 99. Lia left a successful fifteen-year career in training and leadership development to write her (hopefully one day published) memoir and found a corresponding company devoted to bringing joy to the lives of elders and those who care for them. She is devoted to immersing herself in the field of dementia research and senior living and earned her Certified Dementia Practitioner Credential in 2019.  Lia has earned graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Organizational Consulting & Executive Coaching and from Manhattanville College in Leadership & Strategic Management. Her undergraduate degree is in Communications with concentration in Human Relations. Lia is a global citizen who has traveled to 60 countries.   She volunteers for organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association as a support group leader co-facilitating a support group in Darien, Sandy Hook Promise and a national Virtual Center, where she leads interactive video programs for homebound elders. She is fervently committed to redefining the conversation on aging.

Margie McLaughlin

Host

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(Survey) B2: Engagement Elixir: Enhancing Communication Experiences for People Living with Memory Impairment
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2 Questions Please give us your feedback. Objectives: Describe the impact of one-sided communication with those with memory impairment Create and use a set of questions designed to evoke stories and conversations from those with memory impairment Act as ambassador to train, empower and support others in using artful questions to engage residents, family, and community members through artful questions
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