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May 15, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm , CDT
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Norwood Hotel
112 Marion Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0T1 Canada
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Teepa Talk: HQS Professional Development, Winnipeg, MB

TEEPA L. SNOW, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Dementia care and Training Specialist, Positive Approach, LLC presents “Best Practices in Dementia Care: Learning to Give Care Without the Fight”

We are excited for the return of Teepa Snow to Winnipeg. Internationally renowned for her innovative clinical work; her informative and entertaining dementia care trainings; and as an advocate leader for people living with dementia. Last time she was in Winnipeg her training sold out.

7:45 – 8:30 Registration

8:30 – 12 noon Morning Session (break 10:15 – 10:30)

12 noon to 1:15 Lunch (on your own)

1:15 – 4:30 Afternoon Session (break 2:45 to 3:00)

8:30 – 12 noon Understanding Dementia: Seeing It from the Other Side This session forms the core of all we will do in the workshop. The emphasis is on helping you see things differently. By the end of the morning, you will have some “AH-HA” moments as you appreciate the impact of dementia on intake of data, processing of data, and therefore what the person will do, say, think, believe and is less likely and be able to do. We will sort out the “Three D’s” – Delirium, Depression and Dementia. The Gem Model will be introduced to address progressive changes over time with a positive perspective, focusing on what remains and what is unique and holds value, even as other things change and are lost.

 1:15 to 4:30 Building Hands On Skills for Interaction and Communication We will build on what we now ‘know’ and understand about dementia as we develop new skills to better support and help. We will start with our approach, our cues, and our ability to connect. Then we will work on hands on ways of communicating and assisting with daily life and in times of distress. By the completion of the session, learners will have new tools that will be applied throughout the rest of the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learners will describe the six key components that contribute to the behaviors seen throughout the progression of dementia.

2. Learners will compare and contrast cues that people with dementia provide that indicate the most common 10 unmet needs that lead to distress or challenging behaviors as the disease progresses.

3. Learners will describe effective combinations of multi-modal helping techniques when presented with someone with dementia at various levels of impairment, emphasizing use of their abilities that are preserved.

4. Learners will recognize the value of consistent positive reinforcement and active programming to promote well-being in reducing challenging behaviors throughout the disease process.

5. Learners will use a structured and organized approach to recognizing and coping with challenging behaviors by meeting needs and intervening early and often with at-risk individuals on a regular basis.

SINGLE Full payment must be received $210.00 on or before April 15th, 2019.
GROUP For groups of 3 or more, $190.00 registration MUST be submitted PER PERSON together with full payment by April 15th, 2019.

SINGLE Full payment must be received $230.00 prior to conference date.
GROUP For groups of 3 or more, $220.00 registration MUST be submitted PER PERSON together with full payment prior to conference date.
FULL-TIME For students who are attending STUDENTS 3 or more university credit $155.00 courses this academic term. Full payment MUST be received prior to conference date.
There is plenty of FREE parking.

As one of America’s leading educators on dementia, Teepa Snow has developed a dementia care philosophy reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first hand caregiving experiences. She is a graduate of Duke University, and received her MS degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. As an Occupational Therapist with over 30 years of experience in geriatrics, she has worked as the OT Director in a head injury facility, a clinical specialist in geriatrics for a Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, and a Restorative Care Coordinator for a long term care facility. Her hands on caregiving experiences include providing direct care in home health, assisted living, long term care, and rehabilitation settings. Teepa also served as the Director of Education and Lead Trainer for the Eastern N.C. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and as a clinical associate professor at UNC’s School of Medicine, Program on Aging.

For more information, please call (204) 477-5656.