Simulated Presence Treatment for People With Dementia
Simulated presence treatment, in which an individual living
with dementia watches a video or listens to audio of a familiar person (a
family member or doctor), may reduce agitation and confusion and allow the
individual to redirect to meaningful activities. This course – which is broken
into six 5-minute blocks – will guide SLPs through using this tool to help their
clients with dementia. The presenter will share examples of the tool and then
walk you through creating simulated presence videos using simple technology for
your own clients with dementia, including giving you time to practice and
You will be able to:
- create personalized simulated presence videos
- use a talking photo album app to create personalized
reminiscence albums narrated by family members
What is a micro course?
Designed to fit your busy schedule, micro courses are 30-minute courses that are broken into six 5-minute blocks, two of which are speaker-led and four of which guide you through practicing a new strategy with a client on your current caseload.