“5 x 5” is a comprehensive approach to dementia caregiver training, covering knowledge about dementia and its progression, skills to work more effectively with the person living with dementia and emotional support for caregivers and care partners.

The content is structured as follows.

ModuleDescription
5 Brain Functions This section explores how the person living with
dementia experiences and processes the world
around them.
5 Behaviors Using what we know about how the brain changes
as dementia progresses, we’ll examine some key
challenging behaviors to understand their under-
lying causes.
5 Caregiver Skills Building on the two prior sections, clients learn
new skills to work more effectively with the person
in their care in healthy or in challenging behaviors.
5 Stages of Grief This portion of the content is usually covered
simultaneously with those above, but this emotional
component is provided whenever needed during
the course of the program.
5 Self Care Acts As above, this component is adressed throughout,
since caregivers typically need an accountability
partner for self care during every phase of the
disease.

“5 x 5” is packaged in this way because as your dementia caregiver coach I can be most effective if we use a comprehensive approach: knowledge, skills and emotional support.

That said, if you want to tailor the approach to better suit your situtation, simply contact me to initiate a discussion about your needs and how I might be able to help.