Friday, January 11, 2019
Teepa Snow presents… A Positive Approach to Care: Engagement for Care Partners
This workshop will help activity providers and direct caregivers develop and offer activity programs that are appropriate and effective when residents have various degrees of cognitive impairment. Teepa Snow, the presenter, is one of the world's leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia.
The session will help the learners to better understand activities regarding their skill demands and value for the person. Emphasis will be placed on providing caregivers with the skills needed to determine the residents remaining skills and interests and then selecting activities that would promote interaction and engagement while reducing distress and isolation. The session will be very interactive and will build observation skills, hands-on helping skills, and ability to use simple, inexpensive tasks and materials to help residents feel productive and involved.
The seminar is free to the public through a grant received by Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury located in Winchester, Virginia.