Sisters of Providence Host Dementia Care Seminar
VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The University of Southern Indiana’s Center for Health Aging and Wellness received a grant from the Indiana Department of health to fund dementia training across the state.
Tuesday afternoon, the Sisters of Providence hosted the second seminar with guest speaker, owner of the Positive Approach to Care training model, Teepa Snow.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia changes the brain and triggers a decline in thinking skills and behavior.
Snow has based her dementia care training model off of empathy and a certified nursing assistant’s ability to understand dementia from a personal point of view.
She explained her empathy based training with the example of a patient who has misplaced their toothbrush.
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