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Alzheimer’s Expert Teepa Snow to Conduct All Day Seminar

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The Conference Center is located at 374 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC.  Snow will present a continuing education seminar entitled “Becoming a Better Detective:  Learning How to Problem Solve and Investigate Care Issues When Someone Has Dementia” The purpose of the seminar is to explore better ways to understand and help those dealing with dementia.  Professionals throughout the region including nurses, social workers, chaplains and counselors can receive six hours of continuing education credit.  

   Cost for professionals is $50 which includes continuing education credit, breakfast and lunch.  Isothermal Planning and Development Commission is providing a limited number of scholarships for caregivers interested in attending.   During this workshop, attendees will learn to improve their observational skills, use all of their senses, check out hypotheses, and follow up on clues to help the person they are caring for get the care, programming, and attention they deserve and need.  The objectives for the seminar are as follows: 

•Describe six critical areas to investigate and explore to better understand the behavior, actions, and reactions of people living with dementia

•Compare and contrast various methods of interacting with and communicating with people with dementia based on their lost and retained abilities

•Demonstrate various cueing methods and strategies to optimize interactions with people who have dementia

•Identify environmental, task, and schedule modifications that impact performance abilities of a person with dementia

•Identify a problem solving and investigative process to develop and implement care plans that work 

   Teepa Snow is an occupational therapist working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist. She has over 30 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care. Currently, she has an independent practice as well as clinical appointments with Duke University’s School of Nursing and UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. She provides interactive and creative educational and training sessions to organizations and providers throughout the US & Canada.  

   Please call Hospice at 828-245-0095 to receive a registration brochure or stop by CECC, 374 Hudlow Road, Forest City.  Registration begins at 8:30am. Deadline for registering is January 18. 

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