Conversation Drives Connection
The dementia skills training courses were created based on best practices from all sources. M.E.S.S.A.G.E is a tool from Australia that teaches us how to talk with people living with dementia and make a genuine connection. When caregivers use this skill they meet high level needs and promote increased quality of life.
Like D.I.C.E and the Positive Physical Approach, the M.E.S.S.A.G.E skill takes practice. After the module make sure to watch the videos and see it in action. The videos may use terms not common in the U.S.A., but there are still very useful. Like D.I.C.E and the Positive Physical Approach, M.E.S.S.A.G.E is effective with all types of dementia and can be slightly modified for all stages of the disease.
When you finish the Course Materials, Toolbox, and Resources, please click HERE to complete a 5 question evaluation. Thank you.