8. What makes a good facilitator?
Hiring a facilitator with experience in teaching, group facilitation, and /or activity preparation is ideal. Knowledge of dementia and Alzheimer’s, along with a medical background, is also beneficial.
The following qualities are important to consider when choosing a facilitator:
- Good communication skills
- Ability to speak clearly and present to a group
- Positive energy
- Sense of humor
- Ability to respond calmly and efficiently in the event of an emergency situation
- Ability to co-facilitate
- Knowledge of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- Ability to monitor participants’ levels of interest and engagement, and adjust program content as needed
- Attentive listening skills
- Ability to initiate and facilitate dialogue and group discussion