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DVDs from Teepa Snow and Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute

Pines of Sarasota Education and Training Institute has partnered with Teepa Snow and become a premiere resource for comprehensive dementia education, now providing training worldwide in over 32+ countries.  

The need to advance dementia care education has never been greater; and as more and more people live with dementia, the urgency grows to strengthen our ability to communicate with and serve those with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

Visit the the Pines of Sarasota Education and Training Institute for more information about video streaming and training kits.

 


Advanced Care Skills in Late Stage Dementia

Whether you work in skilled, hospice, or in a home care setting, this program is a must-see for anyone who seeks to provide the most comfort, dignity and quality of life to the person living with dementia.

This program offers step-by-step instructions and hands-on skills for a variety of late stage care needs, all based on Positive Approach® techniques to help care partners handle even the trickiest of care tasks and reduce their risk of injury.


Spirituality in Dementia Care

Have you struggled to meet the spiritual needs of a family member living with dementia?

Do you run a faith-based organization and would like to know how to best help a person living with dementia and their families stay connected to their community of faith?

Learn with dementia expert Teepa Snow and Reverend Linn Possell about basic spiritual needs throughout life, what may or may not change when someone is living with dementia and how to best meet those needs.


In-Home Dementia Care: Tips & Techniques

Caring for your loved one living with a form of dementia in the home setting can create challenges those on the outside can only imagine. Without a strong support system and hands-on skills, this very difficult job can easily leave caregivers feel stressed, overwhelmed, and isolated.

Would you like to know how to build a care environment that best balances your loved one's needs with your own well-being and abilities? 

After watching this program you will know
- Practical tips and ideas to problem solve existing challenging situations for a more joyous caregiving relationship 
- How to prepare visitors and family members for more meaningful visits
- The value and difficulty when using multiple medications 
- How to create calming surroundings to reduce the risk of sundowning and other distressing behaviors
- How to apply Teepa's "Six Pieces to the Puzzle" and "GEMS®" methods to discover your loved one's retained skills and interests, thereby creating a positive and more fulfilling care environment for the both of you.


Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Care: Recognizing & Meeting Unmet Needs

Anger, physical resistance, swearing, hallucinations, and sexually undesired or surprising actions are just a few examples of the challenging situations that can occur when a person is living with dementia.

As a care provider, any of these could leave you feeling distressed, hurt, embarrassed, or unappreciated.

Would you like to know how to best respond to challenging situations?

Would you like to be able to reduce the chance of future escalations and help the person living with dementia feel at ease?


Lewy Body Dementia

This session is designed to help care providers recognize and appreciate the unique features of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). LBD is estimated to be, by many, the third most common type of dementia. Although originally thought of as simply a combination of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease, it is now viewed as a separate entity with a specific symptom profile, identifiable protein malformation, different progression pattern, and presenting special care and treatment challenges. The goal of this session is to help care partners better understand the condition so that care can be provided that is better matched to the person and their unique needs and challenges.


Understanding Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal Dementias (FTDs), an umbrella term for a range of disorders affecting the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, are particularly challenging for families and professional caregivers. Odd, often impulsive behaviors and potential loss of language are just a few symptoms causing frustration and anxiety.


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Positive Approach to Care

Teepa Snow’s philosophy and education is reflective of her life-long journey professionally caring for and personally living with various forms of dementia. This person-centered approach evolved to meet the complex and unique needs of individuals using effective and structured technique. Teepa and her company strive to grow appreciation of differences that will lead to better care and support of those living with changing abilities.