Online dementia training enables caregivers to enhance their caregiving skills on their own time - without having to leave their loved one.
Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) October 02, 2014
Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida announces the official launch of its new “Dementia Care Academy”, a virtual education platform that enables visitors worldwide to stream hands-on Alzheimer’s Dementia caregiving videos by renowned Care Expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA.
Dementia Care Academy addresses an ever-growing, worldwide demand. JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education, explains: “With increasing numbers of professional and in-home caregivers, easily accessible education and training tools are an indispensable part of ensuring quality care for dementia patients. With so many of them requiring constant care, leaving them to attend Caregiver Training Workshops often simply isn’t an option. Online training enables caregivers to enhance their caregiving skills on their own time - without having to leave their loved one.” She adds: “The key to improving mutual understanding is to be aware of how a patient with dementia perceives their surroundings. And that’s what Teepa explains so well.”
Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, has over 30 yrs of experience as an Occupational Therapist and caregiver of two family members with dementing illnesses. The combination of her formal training and “been-there-done-that” skills give Teepa the credibility and experience to help caregivers with tried-and-true solutions. Her teaching style integrates facts about how dementia affects the brain and how it works, or doesn’t work in the case of dementia. She is able to go in and out of character as a typical person with Alzheimer’s to demonstrate common issues and problems, and to help care providers learn new ways of thinking and managing their own behaviors for better results. Her training gives the audience a first-hand understanding and experience with the disease, and important knowledge to increase understanding between patient and caregiver.
For more information visit http://www.DementiaCareAcademy.com or call 1-800-672-1310.