Teepa Snow, a renowned, knowledgeable and dynamic speaker is coming to Presbyterian Village North (PVN) on August 31 to speak to families, seniors, caregivers and other health care professionals about the best practices for those working with individuals who are walking the journey of dementia. Snow will lead two sessions, a morning session at 8:00 a.m. during which she will cover how to understand those living with dementia and how to care for them properly, and an afternoon session at 1:15 p.m. during which she will help attendees learn how to interpret the body language of those living with dementia so they can better care for them. There are a limited number of seats available, so interested parties are encouraged to RSVP in advance by emailing PVN’s memory care specialist, Lillian Adrian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are thrilled to host this educational and eye-opening event that is sure to benefit caregivers at our community as well as social workers, residents and their families in the surrounding community,” said Adrian. “This event is open to anyone who wants to learn more about best practices for delivering care to those living with memory impairments. We can learn to read their body language, anticipate what they are feeling or thinking and respond with compassionate and appropriate care. “
The name of Snow’s presentation is “Best Practices in Dementia Care,” and it focuses on learning to give care without the fight. The event will commence with a registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The presentation will be held in the McGowan Auditorium at Presbyterian Village North (8600 Skyline Drive). Lunch will be provided between the morning and afternoon session. The event is free for PVN residents to attend, and will cost $10 for family caregivers and $45 for health care professionals. For social workers who attend, this event will count as six credit hours of continuing education if you attend the full conference.
Snow is an advocate for those living with dementia and has made it her personal mission to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to live with the challenges and changes that accompany various forms of the condition. She is a graduate of Duke University and received her Master of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has a wealth of clinical, teaching and research experiences which have informed and influenced her philosophy, approach and practice.
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