This class is intended for death doulas who have completed end-of-life doula training, as it examines all the tools and skills we teach in our primary doula training through the lens of dementia.
With the number of Alzheimer’s and other dementia diagnoses expected to double between now and 2050, end-of-life doulas may expect to encounter dementia in growing numbers. For clients with dementia, the doula work is different and calls for special knowledge and skills.
Learn how to modify your service delivery to meet the unique needs of those experiencing dementia who are at the end of life. This class examines the various cognitive changes that develop in each stage of dementia and how they may affect your doula work. Practical knowledge on what and how to adapt your methods for people with dementia – in any stage – can support you at the bedside to provide optimal doula care.
December 5 – 14; 4 sessions on Tue/Thu, 7pm ET