Understanding Why Difficult Dementia Behaviors Occur: Problem Solving Strategies
Teepa Snow MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
March 9, 2018 : 8:00 am -4:00 pm
This session is designed to provide information about the various forms of dementia. It highlights the importance of noticing early signs of changes in cognition and behavior that are NOT consistent with normal aging. Depression, delirium, and dementia are discussed along with the differences and connections. The session provides specific and distinguishing characteristics of some of the more common forms of dementia including: Alzheimers Disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, and Fronto-temporal Dementias. Part of the session also focuses on how care and expectations may need to be changed for each condition as well as for those individuals with mixed picture dementia. Finally, the session will provide guidance on how to work with challenging behaviors we find with Dementia. As one of Americas leading educators on dementia, Teepa Snow has developed a dementia care philosophy reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first hand care-giving experiences. She is a graduate of Duke University, and received her MS degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. As an Occupational Therapist with over 30 years of experience in geriatrics, she has worked as the OT Director in a head injury facility, a clinical specialist in geriatrics for a Veterans Administration Medical Center, and a Restorative Care Coordinator for a long term care facility. Her hands on care-giving experiences include providing direct care in home health, assisted living, long term care, and rehabilitation settings. Teepa also served as the Director of Education and Lead Trainer for the Eastern N.C. Chapter of the Alzheimers Association, and as a clinical associate professor at UNCs School of Medicine, Program on Aging.
5 Hour CEU’s for Administrators, Managers, and Social Workers
Glencroft Senior Living
8611 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302