Join Senior Helpers, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, and Teepa Snow for a special seminar worth up to three (3) continuing education credit hours on understanding dementia care, Successful Interaction Strategies for Health Care Providers, 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 session is designed to provide health care professionals with knowledge, skills, and strategies for providing help to people with dementia. 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.
continuing education activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses
Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers
(Approval # 886535152-9897) for Pain/Symptom Management Social Work
continuing education contact hours
The seminar will be held at:
The Olmsted at the Masonic Homes of Kentucky
3701 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40207
Free parking is available, as well as handicap parking and access.
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
AFA Quilt to Remember Panels on Display
The AFA Quilt to Remember is the first national dementia-related quilt of its kind. This emotional work of art is composed of creative and heartfelt quilt squares that pay tribute to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, caregivers, and healthcare professionals so that others can recognize the reality and enormity of this disease. Four separate panels from the AFA Quilt to Remember collection will be on display.
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Please register, pick up your name badge and receive your complementary DVD, Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia, featuring Teepa Snow.
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Meet & Greet