Pines Education Institute presents Dementia Care Workshops with Teepa Snow

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Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida, part of Pines of Sarasota, a not-for-profit outpatient and residential senior care center, will be presenting two hands-on dementia care workshops on March 30th and 31st, 2015, with internationally renowned dementia care specialist Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA.

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“Over the years we have seen many dementia caregivers struggle with the resistive, aggressive behaviors directed at them... Teepa Snow is unrivaled in her ability to reconnect caregivers and patients.

The workshop on March 30th, “Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Care: Recognizing & Meeting Unmet Needs,” will teach attendees causes and solutions for common dementia care reactions like aggression, resistance or yelling.

The workshop on March 31st, “In-Home Dementia Caregiving: Teepa’s Tips and Techniques,” focuses on family caregiving challenges such as communication, distress, sleep disturbances and medication concerns.

“Over the years, we have seen many dementia caregivers struggle with the resistive, aggressive behaviors directed at them,” JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education, explains. “Not knowing how to calm and redirect such situations can quickly lead to frustration, resentment and caregiver burnout. That’s why we decided to partner with Teepa on these topics. She’s unrivaled in her ability to reconnect caregivers and patients. Her “Positive Approach™ to Care” philosophy makes her the guiding light of dementia care.”

The workshops will be available on DVD at a later time to help caregivers worldwide that struggle with similar issues.

For more information about the workshops please visit http://www.dementiaworkshops.eventbrite.com or call JoAnn Westbrook at (941) 309-5760.

Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida, the educational department of Pines of Sarasota a not-for-profit outpatient and residential senior care center, provides cutting-edge, specialized education, outreach programs, support, resources and counseling to family members and geriatric caregivers. http://www.pinesofsarasota.org/education-institute

Pines of Sarasota provides excellent and compassionate skilled nursing, assisted living, Alzheimer's/dementia care and inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation services in a residential setting as well as educational programs for seniors and their families in order to help enhance their quality of life. Pines of Sarasota epitomizes innovative initiatives including; an on-campus child care facility which fosters inter-generational interaction and learning; Pines’ Fall Prevention Programs which help minimize the risk of falling and; a comprehensive Volunteer Program that supports every aspect of campus life. Pines of Sarasota, a not-for-profit, has led the way in holistic senior care in the Suncoast community since 1948.

Teepa Snow is a dementia expert who trains and consults for healthcare professional and families privately. As a certified Occupational Therapist, Teepa has the unique medical perspective on how the brain controls our body and our behaviors giving her the perfect medical degree to explain how a brain disease like dementia affects a person. http://www.teepasnow.com

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