Providing access to Teepa’s hands-on skills to the Spanish communities is a necessary step to improving lives through quality care - JoAnn Westbrook
Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) April 27, 2013
In an effort to improve conditions for Spanish-speaking people suffering from dementia, Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida has released a Spanish-language Alzheimer’s/dementia caregiving DVD, "El Arte de Cuidar," with nationally renowned dementia care expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA.
The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 1.3 million Spanish-speaking people in the U.S. will be affected with some form of dementia by 2050. JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education, explains, “Dementia is a public health crisis that spans all ethnic groups, but Spanish populations often care for their loved ones at home much longer. There are very few tools to help those caregivers, so providing access to Teepa’s hands-on skills to the Spanish communities is a necessary step to improving lives through quality care.”
In “El Arte de Cuidar,” Teepa Snow teaches effective techniques for daily hands-on caregiving tasks such as bathing, transfers and eating, which can help greatly reduce stress for caregivers and patients alike.
Snow has over 30 years 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 Snow 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.
Nuevo Advertising Group translated the script of the original DVD titled “The Art of Caregiving” from English to Spanish, provided the Spanish voiceover, and culturalized the graphics.
About Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida: Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida, the not-for-profit educational department of Pines of Sarasota, provides cutting-edge, specialized education, outreach programs, support, resources and counseling to family members and geriatric caregivers. For more information visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org/education-institute
About the Pines of Sarasota: Pines of Sarasota is a private, not-for-profit long-term care community on 17 acres near downtown Sarasota. Established in 1948 by the Kiwanis Club, Pines provides quality, compassionate Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care for residents, even after they have outlived their financial resources. Pines services also include in and outpatient rehabilitation care, two preschool child care centers, the Education Institute of Southwest Florida and the Fabulous Finds Thrift Shops. For more information visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org.
About Nuevo Advertising Group™: Nuevo Advertising Group is a full service marketing, advertising and public relations agency. Its focus is on bridging the gap between businesses and the Hispanic community through concise advertising messages delivered through the most effective mediums. Nuevo Advertising Group launched http://www.nuevotranslation.com, a focus division of Nuevo Advertising, designed to better serve the growing translation needs of businesses. For more information about Nuevo Advertising Group, visit http://www.nuevoadvertising.com or call 941-752-4433.