Understanding Dementia Care: Successful Interaction Strategies - Phoenix

Glendale, Arizona
Friday, August 17, 2012
Understanding Dementia Care: Successful Interaction Strategies - Phoenix
Friday, August 17, 2012 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Arizona Time)

Glencroft Retirement Community
8611 N. 67th Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85302
United States

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Join us 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.

This 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: 

Glencroft Retirement Community
8611 N. 67th N. Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302

Onsite and street parking available.  Upon arrival, signage will direct attendees to the Auditorium.

7:00 am - 3:00 pm
AFA Quilt to Remember on Display
(Grand Canyon Room)

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.

8:00 am - 9:00 am

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
Enjoy light refreshments and have a chance to meet with our featured presenter, Teepa Snow and the CEO and Co-Founder of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Eric Hall. You will also be able to talk to area providers of supplies and services that can help you in your care for your loved one.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Successful Interactions for Health Care Providers

Join Senior Helpers and Teepa Snow for an interactive seminar that will provide essential information on how to recognize selected key differences between dementia and forgetfulness and identifying changes in the brain that result in typical changes in behavior and function.

We would like to thank the following local business for sponsoring this event. Please visit our sponsor area before and after the seminar to learn how these providers can assist families in our area.



Contact Information

  • JPodzius@seniorhelpers.com

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