Communicating with the Cognitively Impaired Alzheimers and Dementias

Communicating with the Cognitively Impaired Alzheimers and Dementias
Counselor Toolbox for Mental Health...

 
 
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Summary
~ Working with people with cognitive impairment can be frustrating
~ It is important not to confuse chronological age with communicative age
~ KISS
~ Eliminate distractions
~ Don’t expect short-term memory
~ Use pictures, lists, storyboards
~ Spaced retrieval training has shown effectiveness in improving memory in people with cognitive impairments
~ Many people with a FASD will present in mental health practices without a FASD diagnosis.
~ Many clients who misuse alcohol and/or try to self detox can precipitate a cognitive impairment through
~ Thiamine deficiency
~ Stroke
~ Conduct ongoing assessments for cognitive impairments

Supporting Clients on Medication Assisted Therapies

Supporting Clients on Medication Assisted Therapies
Counselor Toolbox for Mental Health...

 
 
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Objectives
– Define MAT
– Explore barriers to treatment
What is Our Goal
– Help people
– Reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety
– Agitation
– Sleep disruption
– Anhedonia
– Fatigue
– Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
– Stay alive (not overdose or commit suicide)
– Be relatively pain free (bidirectional with depression and anxiety)
– Be independent
– Improve interpersonal relationships
– Be financially secure
– Be “productive” members of society to their ability

CM -Dementia Case Management

CM -Dementia Case Management
Case Management Toolbox

 
 
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Summary
– Dementia can be permanent or temporary and caused by a variety of factors including
– Diabetes
– HIV
– Stroke/Heart attack
– Depression
– Thiamine deficiency
– CO2 poisoning
– Lewy bodies
– Genetics
– A variety of interventions can be used to assist the person with dementia and their caregivers
– Ensure sufficient sleep
– Assist with communication
– Conduct functional assessments of preferred and problem behaviors

Relapse Prevention Groups for Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

Relapse Prevention Groups for Addiction and Mental Health Disorders
Counselor Toolbox for Mental Health...

 
 
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Summary
~ Strengthen the motivation to change throughout the change process.
~ Identify high-risk situations
~ Develop coping strategies and skills to avoid high-risk situations and to deal with them when they are unavoidable.
~ Recognize and implement changes to the environment and lifestyle to minimize the frequency of high-risk situations and to strengthen commitment to change.

5 Elements of Motivational Interventions & 5 Principles of Motivational Interviewing

5 Elements of Motivational Interventions & 5 Principles of Motivational Interviewing
Counselor Toolbox for Mental Health...

 
 
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– Motivation is dynamic, influenced by multiple types of motivation including emotional, cognitive, social, environmental
– Motivational Interviewing increases client’s hope and enhances treatment participation
– 3 critical elements of motivation: Ability, willingness and readiness
– 5 elements of motivational approaches
– The FRAMES approach
– Decisional balance exercises
– Discrepancies between personal goals and current behavior
– Flexible pacing
– Personal contact with clients in treatment