Earlybird Registration for training to bring dance to people with dementia ends September 21
World Alzheimer’s Day is September 21, 2017. Want to do something to enhance the lives of people with dementia this year? Sign up for this training to Bring Dance to People with Dementia by the earlybird deadline of Sept. 21. Training takes place in Quincy, MA October 21-22 with Donna Newman-Bluestein, an international leader in the field.
Donna’s trainings are fun, informative, and practical. Because they are experiential, each person comes away with enhanced skills, not necessarily in dance, but in how you can bring the dance you already know to this population.
This is what a student at Donna’s recent training at Apollo Institute, Beijing, China had to say: “I deeply appreciate your careful preparations. These are the most memorable days in my life, being with you. It is your love and tolerance to resolve our tribulations in hearts. I’ve learned a lot from you.”
People with dementia don’t need to learn to dance. They need people to be with them. Dance is a wonderful excuse to be together, especially when there are no dance police around (to tell us we’re doing it wrong). Some of the many benefits of dancing with people with dementia and Alzheimer’s? A greater sense of liveliness, connection to themselves and others, alertness, joy, and self-esteem.
Learn how to find the self within each person and engage them through not only irresistible music and props, but also through how you approach each person. You can see Donna address this topic in an ADTA Talk here.
The training will provide the opportunity to participate in two 1-hour groups with people with dementia during the 15 hour training. Light snacks and lunch are provided.
This training is approved for 15 ceus for Massachusetts LMHCs and for the American Dance Therapy Association. In addition, this course is approved for Alternate Route training after completion of assigned readings and papers.
NOW is the best time to sign up for this training.