Date(s) - May 19, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
410-453-6172 [email protected] https://www.regonline.com/seniorhelperstowsonmd
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Join Senior Helpers for a special seminar on understanding dementia care, How Dementia Affects the Brain – Dealing with Difficult Situations: Successful Interaction Strategies for Healthcare Professionals, presented by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Teepa is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist.
This one day intensive skill based workshop is designed for family and professional caregivers who want to move from “dealing with” dementia related behaviors to creating a positive and “partnering” experience for the person in need of care. The methods presented recognize losses and use retained abilities to promote optimal care and positive outcomes in interactions. Emphasis will be placed on helping learners to approach people with dementia safely and consistently, provide verbal support and responses that reduce distress, and improve social engagement. It will also focus on developing behaviors and habits that promote well-being and reduce the risk of negative interactions with people who have a dementing illness. The session will be very interactive with the goal of providing knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will change how the person with dementia is viewed and how care is offered.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please register online https://www.regonline.com/seniorhelperstowsonmd