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Teepa Talk, Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness, Evansville, IN
Dementia expert Teepa Snow returns for a workshop for direct care providers:
Best Practices in Dementia Care: Seeing It From the Other Side
The purpose of this program is to prepare direct care providers to implement effective caring strategies for persons with dementia. This session is designed to help direct care providers appreciate ground-breaking information in understanding dementia. Through Teepa Snow’s engaging teaching style, direct care providers will build connections, attain skills and focus on personhood in order to more effectively work with people with dementia and their caregivers. During the session, Teepa will address some of the most common questions that are asked and will provide practical and valuable answers to these questions.
Objectives By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:
• Define the stages of dementia and parts of the brain involved • Describe common behaviors that are symptoms of dementia
• Describe the value of recognizing the presence of dementia
• Identify appropriate provider expectations, behaviors and environmental supports
Who should attend? Teepa Snow’s presentation will be useful to direct care providers who work with or care for those with memory disorders, dementia, and/or Alzheimer’s disease: certified nursing assistants, activities and dietary staff, housekeepers, social workers, nurses, long term care personnel and home health care providers. Care settings, home health providers and hospitals are encouraged to register as a team.
About Teepa Snow: Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, a registered occupational therapist for 40 years, has a philosophy that is reflective of her education, work experience, available medical research, and first-hand caregiving interactions. Her Positive Approach® to Care techniques and training models are used by families and professionals throughout the world.