Can Do! Dementia Care
Dementia Essentials Toolkit

Proven dementia care strategies and techniques that will make an enormous difference in your ability to be a professional or family care partner.

When it comes to dementia care, we understand the challenges you face. It’s not unusual for healthcare professionals and family care partners to feel overwhelmed and burned out. It often feels like there’s never enough time in the day, let alone time to spend taking classes.

The reality, however, is that you need more tools, not less.  We have created a Dementia Essentials Toolkit for you.

Our Can Do! Dementia Care Certification gives you the information you need to deal with some of the biggest challenges of dementia care.

Each of our 10 Modules in this Dementia Essentials Toolkit provides person-centered evidence-based strategies that will make your day go easier and increase your competency.

Each module includes summary handouts and detailed downloadable activity plans for different stages of dementia.

Imagine how your day would go if:

When you complete this certification class, you will walk away more competent and successful, and have a new toolkit for dementia care. This certification focuses on practical information and activity ideas that you can implement right away.

Each module takes just 30–45 minutes, and you’ll receive essential information and creative activity plans.  Take up to 6 months to finish the certification.

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10 modules at your own pace over a 6-month period.

At the end, pass a test and print your certificate.

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes to dementia. This module discusses the answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions about dementia. Since healthcare professionals play such an important role in caregiver education, this module will ensure you have the facts and can explain them to others.
Jennifer distills her three decades of expertise conducting long term care environment research into 4 Essential Dementia Friendly Design Guidelines. She’ll show you how to look at your environment with new eyes and will walk you through the steps of transformation using evidence-based, low cost strategies that will help elders and those with dementia thrive.

Functional, person-center therapy mean ditching the workbooks and helping elders to engage in roles and routines with purpose. This module walks you through step by step how to enhance your approach and help elders maintain the ability to complete activities of daily living, feel a sense of accomplishment and self-worth, increase focus or concentrated attention, and engage with the social and physical environment.

This module discusses changes in the brain that cause people to experience memory, visual or language difficulties and provides practical solutions for communication and behavior challenges such as hallucinations, confabulation, accusation, anomia, choosing not to bathe, frequently asking to go home, and more.
Many people think that sundowning and wandering behaviors are an inevitable part of dementia. This modules challenges that thinking and offers simple strategies that really work to resolves some of care partners’ biggest challenges.
This module walks you through step by step how to implement a memory intervention that can people learn information, eliminate repetitive questioning, and improve communication.

Mealtime isn’t just about eating! You’ll learn numerous person-centered ideas to enhance and deinstitutionalize the mealtime experience and increase elder engagement. This module takes a functional approach to the social and cognitive aspects of meals.

Individuals in the later stages of dementia experience speech, language, sensory and physical changes that make it more difficult participate in therapeutic activities. The modules offer mane new ideas for easy to implement activities that will increase engagement, use preserved abilities, and maintain skills.
Teams that work together are more productive and motivated. Collaboration is important because it enables your team to share ideas and responsibilities, which helps reduce stress on everyone. The module gives you suggestions about how to open the lines of communication and start working as a team with a variety of disciplines.
Chronic stress has a shrinking effect on the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain responsible for memory and learning. While stress can shrink the prefrontal cortex, it can also increase the size of the amygdala, which can make the brain more even receptive to stress. This module presents simple self-care strategies you can easily incorporate into your daily routine into order to reduce stress.

How does it work?

No matter how good you are, there is always room for improvement, and we understand that education needs to be easy to complete. We have put everything online for you.

As soon as you sign up and purchase the certification course, you will receive access to all 10 modules of material in your Brush Development online course account. Just log in to your course account and you can access the educational materials whenever you want for 6 months. After you pass the test, you can easily print your certificate. This is meant to be a single user course. Group subscriptions for care communities are available at a discounted price. Please contact us for information.

The Can Do! Dementia Care Certification includes the Dementia Essentials Toolkit:

  • On-Demand, Self-Guided 30 to 45 Minute Videos – be empowered with cutting edge strategies and immediately useful techniques. All 10 modules will be available for 6 months after you purchase the course.
  • Guided meditations to provide you with relaxation, lower stress, promote focus, and assist with self-care
  • Comprehensive handouts to reinforce the information learned

In addition to each module you’ll also receive:

  • Done-For-You Activity Plans – Step-by-step directions and supply lists activities to increase elder engagement. Easy to follow instructions you can implement immediately for both early and late stage dementia.

Backed by Research

This educational program has been developed by Jennifer Brush as a result of over 3 decades of research experience.
She has authored over 30 peer reviewed articles and written numerous award-winning books about dementia.
Now, you will have the opportunity to learn from an international dementia care expert.

Jennifer’s work is informed and influenced by research in the area of cognition and the physical environment. Each and every strategy and solution she teaches is hand selected, because it represents proven practices that afford the best transformation possible.

Until now, the only way to participate in this kind of in-depth training was to hire Jennifer as a private consultant. Now you can get this for a fraction of the price and take this course on your own time, at your own pace. All 10 modules will be available for 6 months after you purchase the course. This is meant to be a single user course. Group subscriptions for care communities are available at a discounted price.