Knowing how to best help people understand and accept what is, let go of what’s past, and prepare for what’s to come sets the foundation for the best possible outcome of this very difficult journey of dementia. - JoAnn Westbrook
Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) February 02, 2016
Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute announces the release of its new dementia care DVD, “Improving Communications in Dementia Care”.
Presented by nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, this program offers practical tips for having productive conversations with a person living in the early stages of dementia, as well as how to help families, professionals and outsiders understand how to provide more effective support.
“Getting important information across is one of the greatest challenges in dementia care,” Teepa Snow explains. “As the disease progresses the affected person’s ability to comprehend decreases. This change makes it essential that care providers and partners learn new communication skills that can safeguard their relationship and offer the best care possible. Being able to share these skills with others greatly increases the chances of an effective care team by helping families and professionals stay connected and work together to meet the individual’s needs.”
“Misunderstandings and conflict easily arise when dementia is involved”, JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education, explains. “Knowing how to best help people understand and accept what is, let go of what’s past, and prepare for what’s to come sets the foundation for the best possible outcomes of this very difficult journey of dementia. No one offers truly practical, hands-on skills for people caring for a person living with dementia like Teepa Snow. We’re honored to be able to partner with her and bring those skills to people’s homes worldwide to help those living with dementia live a better life.”
This program is now available on DVD at https://dementiacareacademy.com/show_program/196, and per online video streaming in the near future.
For more information please contact JoAnn Westbrook at jwest(at)pinesofsarasota(dot)org or call 941-309-5750.
About Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute: The Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute, the educational department of not-for-profit Pines of Sarasota, provides cutting-edge, specialized education, outreach programs, support, and resources to family members and geriatric caregivers. For more information visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org/education-institute
About Pines of Sarasota: Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community provides excellent and compassionate inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation services, skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living as well as educational programs for seniors and their families in order to help enhance their quality of life. Among Pines of Sarasota’s innovative initiatives are; an on-campus child care and learning center which fosters intergenerational interaction and learning; Falls Prevention Programs which help minimize the risk of falling and; a Volunteer Program that supports every aspect of campus life. Pines of Sarasota is a not-for-profit organization that leads the way in holistic senior care.
About Teepa Snow: Teepa Snow is a dementia expert who trains and consults for healthcare professionals 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. Teepa Snow is a dementia expert who trains and consults for healthcare professionals and families privately. For more information visit http://www.teepasnow.com.