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Teepa Snow: Using a Positive Approach to Dementia Care
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We are partnering with LeadingAge Kentucky to host a webinar provided by Teepa Snow , " Using a Positive Approach to Dementia Care".

When: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
8:00am - 3:30pm
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Leslie Roseboro

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Registration/Dial In ..................... 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Program..................................... 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch....................................... 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
Program..................................... 12:40 PM - 3:30 PM

This session has been submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 6 total participant hours from NAB.

Registration Fees:
LeadingAge NC Member: $75 per connection
Non-Member: $100 per connection
Registrations may be canceled 48 hours in advance. After that time, no refunds will be permitted. However, substitutions are welcome. No-shows will be billed.

Coping With Challenging Situations in Dementia Care

The session is designed to help care partners better under- stand why the person they are trying to help may at times exhibit  challenging behaviors.’ It will focus on looking beyond the disease to recognize other possible factors. This problem-solving approach will be presented to help reduce the intensity, frequency, or occurrence of challenges. This will also help develop better communication skills when working with people living with dementia by emphasizing the value of empathetic and supportive communication. The overall goal is to reduce or minimize unproductive conversations and resistive behaviors by using effective verbal and physical skills. It will also focus on helping develop better observational skills to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur. The session will emphasize the value of matching helping behaviors to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction. Grading and providing helping behaviors based on the person’s abilities and needs will assist in fostering positive interactions during care activities rather than struggles.

This session will include:

  1. List of six factors that may be used to determine what may be contributing to ‘challenging behaviors’
  2. Discuss the value of knowing the person and their history in effective communication efforts.
  3. Describe & use empathetic & supportive communication techniques when interacting with a person living with Dementia.
  4. Identify the degree of involvement the person with dementia is experiencing
  5. Discriminate between helping at the ‘just right’ level and neglect or ‘taking over’

Teepa Snow is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia. Teepa’s philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first-hand caregiving experiences. Her advocacy efforts led her to the development of the GEMS dementia classification model and the Positive Approach to Care training strategies. Teepa is an occupational therapist with 40 years of rich and varied clinical and academic experience. She presents with extraordinary expertise and humor to audiences large and small throughout the world. Her user-friendly approaches provide guidance and leadership to national efforts to promote best practices.

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