Module 2:
Habilitation Therapy


What if…?


No hot water!  No clean clothes!

Bad traffic!  More work & no promotion!

How would you feel?

Could you control

your emotions?

What You’ll Learn

Identify the Goal of
Habilitation Therapy (HT)

Identify the 5 domains of HT

Recognize that HT can reduce problem behaviors

Recognize why Purposeful Engagement is important

Recognize Behavior as Communication

The Goal of
Habilitation Therapy (HT)

Promote a positive emotion in the person with dementia

 

  • Focus on their strengths
  • Minimize their limitations

 

 

Habilitation
not Rehabilitation!

Habilitation Therapy

Communication is Key

What we say & we do

What they say & they do

Includes:

 

  • facial expressions
  • tone of voice
  • posture

 

The most important domain

Affects all aspects of care

What did we
talk about today?


Let’s review…

The Goal of


Habilitation Therapy (HT)

Promote a positive emotion in the person with dementia