Understanding Dementia Care: Successful Interaction Strategies - Washington DC

Chevy Chase, Maryland
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Understanding Dementia Care: Successful Interaction Strategies - Washington DC
Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The National 4H Conference Center
7100 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
United States

Map and Directions

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: 

The National 4H Conference Center
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, Maryland  20815

Free parking is available.

8:30 am - 8:00 pm
AFA Quilt to Remember on Display
(Minnesota 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.

8:30 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.

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Meet & Greet

Meet & Greet (Location)
Enjoy light refreshments and have a chance to meet with our featured presenter, Teepa Snow. You will also be able to talk to area providers that can help you in your care for people that you meet and work with every day.

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 they can assist you and your family.


Contact Information

  • wjohnson@seniorhelpers.com

    Participating Offices:

    Senior Helpers of Silver Spring
    Suite 509
    11120 New Hampshire Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20904

    Senior Helpers of Rockville & District of Columbia
    15717 Crabbs Branch Way
    Suite 226
    Rockville, MD  20855

    Senior Helpers of Fairfax
    3607D Chainbridge Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Senior Helpers of Columbia & Annapolis
    8373 Piney Orchard Parkway
    Suite 205
    Odenton, MD 21113

    Senior Helpers of Towson
    8601 LaSalle Road
    Suite 208
    Towson, MD  21286

    Senior Helpers of Charlottesville
    3040 Berkman Drive
    Suite B
    Charlottesville, VA  22901

    Senior Helpers of Dover
    9 East Lockerman Street
    Suite 306
    Dover, DE  19901

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