Signature Series: Teepa Snow - Navigating the Journey: Living with Dementia - Free Tickets Required

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Friday, February 9, 2018

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Carrico/Ft. Thomas Branch

Description

Join Teepa Snow, one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia, to gain valuable information to help in caring for a person who is experiencing problems with thinking, memory, language, or behavior.  Teepa’s philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first hand caregiving experiences.  Ms. Snow's advocacy efforts led her to develop the GEMS dementia classification model and the positive approach to Care training strategies.  Her presentation will address a wide variety of common concerns and issues from the earliest stages of cognitive changes until the end of journey resulting in death due to complications of brain failure.  You’ll learn the difference between normal aging changes that happen to everyone and the changes you may be noticing in the person you are trying to help.  Added emphasis will be placed on discriminating among the various dementias in order that care can be matched to the type(s) that person has.  The presentation will also address getting the right supports and help in place and determining the resources and environment where care can best be delivered for that individual.  Teepa will highlight indicators which alert you the condition has progressed and signal new or different supports, care strategies and programs are needed from the beginning to the end of the disease process.  Common problems that happen when someone has dementia, including hospitalization, medication complications & ER visits will be addressed.  Strategies to minimize or reduce the risk of negative outcomes will be provided and discussed. 

Teepa Snow is an Occupational Therapist by trade.  She graduated from Duke University and has an MS degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  Ms. Snow has over 35 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care, as well as having provided care to family members with dementing illnesses.  Currently, she has an independent practice as well as a clinical appointments with Duke University’s School of Nursing & UNC School of Medicine. She provides interactive and creative educational and practical hands-on training sessions to organizations and providers throughout the US, Canada, Australia and the UK.  She has been actively involved in teaching and clinical research projects throughout her practice career.  Teepa has impacted hudreds of organizations worldwide with her education, now sold in over 30 countries.  Her personal mission is to help others better understand how it feels to be living with dementia.  Her company, Positive Approach, LLC, was founded in 2006 and offers person centered training opportunities.  For more information go to http://www.teepasnow.com

The event is free and open to the public; however, free tickets must be requested in advance. Please phone 859.781.6166, ext. 31 to request your tickets; or, click the link at the top of this description to request tickets online. Tickets requested after Thursday, January 25 will not be mailed, but will be available at the WILL Call Desk @  the Carrico/Ft. Thomas Branch on Friday, February 9, the evening of the event.

 

Age range: Adult

Snacks provided

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Join Teepa Snow, one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia, to gain valuable information to help in caring for a person who is experiencing problems with thinking, memory, language, or behavior.  Teepa’s philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first hand caregiving experiences.  Ms. Snow's advocacy efforts led her to develop the GEMS dementia classification model and the positive approach to Care training strategies.  Her presentation will address a wide variety of common concerns and issues from the earliest stages of cognitive changes until the end of journey resulting in death due to complications of brain failure.  You’ll learn the difference between normal aging changes that happen to everyone and the changes you may be noticing in the person you are trying to help.  Added emphasis will be placed on discriminating among the various dementias in order that care can be matched to the type(s) that person has.  The presentation will also address getting the right supports and help in place and determining the resources and environment where care can best be delivered for that individual.  Teepa will highlight indicators which alert you the condition has progressed and signal new or different supports, care strategies and programs are needed from the beginning to the end of the disease process.  Common problems that happen when someone has dementia, including hospitalization, medication complications & ER visits will be addressed.  Strategies to minimize or reduce the risk of negative outcomes will be provided and discussed. 

Teepa Snow is an Occupational Therapist by trade.  She graduated from Duke University and has an MS degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  Ms. Snow has over 35 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care, as well as having provided care to family members with dementing illnesses.  Currently, she has an independent practice as well as a clinical appointments with Duke University’s School of Nursing & UNC School of Medicine. She provides interactive and creative educational and practical hands-on training sessions to organizations and providers throughout the US, Canada, Australia and the UK.  She has been actively involved in teaching and clinical research projects throughout her practice career.  Teepa has impacted hudreds of organizations worldwide with her education, now sold in over 30 countries.  Her personal mission is to help others better understand how it feels to be living with dementia.  Her company, Positive Approach, LLC, was founded in 2006 and offers person centered training opportunities.  For more information go to http://www.teepasnow.com

The event is free and open to the public; however, free tickets must be requested in advance. Please phone 859.781.6166, ext. 31 to request your tickets; or, click the link at the top of this description to request tickets online. Tickets requested after Thursday, January 25 will not be mailed, but will be available at the WILL Call Desk @  the Carrico/Ft. Thomas Branch on Friday, February 9, the evening of the event.

 

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