DescriptionWith an aging population, dementia is an increasingly common challenge faced by professionals and family caregivers alike. This conference will help caregivers better understand behaviors of those with dementia and effective strategies for communication and engagement. Participants will learn about normal aging, ways to reduce risks of dementia, and ways to facilitate meaningful interactions and activities for those with the disease.
Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, is an occupational therapist with 40 years of clinical and academic experience. She uses humor and her extensive expertise to teach about brain changes that occur with dementia, the impact of these changes on behavior, and practical strategies to optimize care and support for those with dementia as the disease progresses over time.
This project is supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number # 2U1QHP28734 Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government. The Center for Aging and Health, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program also provided support for this activity.
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Parking is limited. Please carpool.
RNs, LPNs, CNAs, PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, SLPs, Social Workers, Health Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Family Caregivers, Care Partners and other Adult Care Staff working with persons with dementia
- Describe the concept of ‘meaningful activities’ in conjunction with the different stages of dementia
- Describe current risk factors for developing dementia
- Identify changes in the brain during dementia that result in the typical changes in behavior and function
- Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Strategies for Dementia Care: Teepa Snow Shares Her Positive Approach® to Care
9/23 8:30 AM–3:00 PM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.50 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
5.250 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 5.25 Contact Hours.