Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute presents Seminars about Bathing Challenges and Protecting Relationships in Dementia Care

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Pines of Sarasota Education and Training Institute will host two skill-focused workshops on October 8th and 9th, 2018, on protecting intimate relationships and overcoming bathing challenges in dementia care. Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, an internationally renowned dementia care expert, will be the workshops’ presenter.

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"Common bathing-related tasks such as getting undressed by another person or simply being cold and uncomfortable can trigger resistance. Teepa has a variety of strategies and techniques to offer comfort and dignity while bathing." - JoAnn Westbrook

Pines of Sarasota Education and Training Institute will host two skill-focused workshops on October 8th and 9th, 2018, on protecting intimate relationships and overcoming bathing challenges in dementia care. Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, an internationally renowned dementia care expert, will be the workshops’ presenter.

In the October 9th workshop from 9am to 12pm, titled “Protecting Intimate Relationships as the Dementia Progresses,” attendees will learn how to manage current and future changes in your marital or life-partner relationship when you and/or your partner are living with dementia. Attendees will also get tips & techniques on how to best protect your finances when the person with dementia can no longer manage them, and how to cope with “caregiver guilt” and feelings of loss or resentment.

The October 10th 9am-12pm workshop will focus on “Strategies to Conquer Bathing Challenges in Dementia Care.” JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education and licensed Nursing Home Administrator, explains: “Resistance to bathing is a common complaint in dementia care. For most people bathing is a highly personal matter, and that doesn’t change when a person is living with dementia. Common bathing-related tasks such as getting undressed by another person or simply being cold and uncomfortable can trigger resistance. Teepa has a variety of strategies and techniques to offer comfort and dignity while bathing, all based on her 30+ years of experience in the senior care field. We’re thrilled to have her share these skills with the community.”

For more information about the workshops please visit http://www.pineseducation.org/teepa2018 or call 1800-672-1310.

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About Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute:
Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute is the educational department of not-for-profit Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community, providing 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. Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community epitomizes innovative initiatives including; 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 comprehensive Volunteer Program that supports every aspect of campus life. Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community 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. As a certified Occupational Therapist, and founder of Positive Approach®, Teepa has the unique clinical perspective on how the brain controls our body and our behaviors giving her the perfect perspective to explain how a brain disease like dementia affects a person. For more information visit http://www.teepasnow.com.

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