We pride ourselves for having many dementia experts on campus. These experts have crafted programs and environments to best provide a home for our residents with dementia. Because of this, Resthaven offers dementia training to any community group that could benefit from more knowledge on the subject. We often work with local churches to provide training to their pastoral care team regarding how to best love members with dementia.
We were honored to work with the Holland Police Department in January for their staff training session. The Education Officer was excited about this opportunity for his officers and knew the training would be helpful because they often respond to calls regarding individuals with dementia.
Our experts focused on Dementia Basics and Mood and Behaviors for these trainings. They are founded in real experiences of persons with dementia and provide relevant examples on how to best relate to them.