...As a person’s cognitive and visual abilities decline with dementia, they can endanger themselves and others by continuing to drive. This webinar will offer families strategies to better navigate this difficult conversation...
Sarasota, FL 34236 (PRWEB) September 13, 2016
Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute will present a no-cost 30 minute webinar about “Dementia & Driving – Strategies for a Successful Conversation” on October 18th, from 2:00 to 2:30pm EST.
The webinar will be presented by JoAnn Westbrook, a certified “Positive Approach to Care” (PAC) trainer of Teepa Snow’s “Positive ApproachTM” methods, licensed Nursing Home Administrator with over 30 years of experience and Director of Education at Pines.
Attendees will learn effective strategies and respectful approaches to make it easier for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia to give up driving for good.
“People associate driving with a sense of freedom and independence, and giving that up is very difficult for most,” JoAnn Westbrook explains. “It’s no different for a person living with dementia. But as a person’s cognitive and visual abilities decline with dementia, they can endanger themselves and others by continuing to drive. This webinar will offer families strategies to better navigate this difficult conversation.”
Webinar access is strictly limited, and anyone interested is encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. To register, please visit https://www.pineseducation.org/free-webinar-dementia-driving-strategies-for-a-successful-conversation/
For those unable to secure webinar access, you can view a recording of the webinar after October 20th, 2016 by clicking the same link above.
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.pineseducation.org.
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