- Virtual Event - Zoom
- February 18, 2021
- Thursday, 1:30 PM to 1:30 PM
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Coping with a Loved One’s Dementia? Practical Help
Virtual Event - Zoom
Thursday, 1:30 PM to 1:30 PM
February 18, 2021
Cost: $5 Donation
Register by Wednesday, February 17th to receive the Zoom access information.
Worry about experiencing dementia can create fear and confusion for individuals as they age and challenges for the caregivers who love them. Our speaker will present practical information about an innovative approach to working with adults who are experiencing dementia—the Teepa Snow method. Teepa Snow is a dementia-care education specialist with a background in occupational therapy and nearly 40 years of clinical practice. Her techniques help caregivers move past many commonly held, though inaccurate, beliefs about dementia, to create awareness of what is actually happening within a changing brain. She builds knowledge, skills and problem-solving techniques so that everyone involved in support or care, as well as people living with dementia, understand the how and why behind changing behaviors, emotions, interactions, and reactions in order to create a more positive environment.
This presentation is a follow-up to our November 2019 session on understanding dementia, but you do not need to have attended the prior session to benefit from this one. Time for questions from participants is included.
Presenter: Sean Connolly
Sean Connolly serves as the Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist for Jackson County at Senior and Disability Services, located at Rogue Valley Council of Governments. He has been working in behavioral health for over 10 years and is a certified Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care. He provides education and training on a variety of senior issues.