Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Class #4
October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Powerful Tools for Caregivers course is a 6-week course, offered virtually four times in 2023, with Session 1 starting in January, Session 2 starting in April, Session 3 starting in August and Session 4 starting in October.
Class #4: Communicating in Challenging Situations
Participants practice two communication tools – assertiveness and Aikido – which are helpful in difficult situations. They learn a four-step process, called DESC (Describe, Express, Specify, and Consequence) for using the assertive style of communication. With Aikido, participants learn how to align and find “common ground” with a person who is distressed. A segment highlights guidelines for communicating with a person who is memory impaired.