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      Teepa Snow - Alzheimer's and Dementia Seminar for Healthcare Professionals in Erie

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      November 5, 2019

      Tuesday   8:00 AM

      2525 West 38th Street
      Erie, Pennsylvania 16506

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      Teepa Snow - Alzheimer's and Dementia Seminar for Healthcare Professionals

      Teepa Snow will provide an in-depth look at Alzheimer's and dementia. The key topic during this session will focus on Communication and Behaviors. Morning Agenda 8:00am - 9:00am    Registration, Vender Tables, Coffee, juice and snacks 9:00am - 12:00p     Teepa Snow  12:00p - 12:30p      Vender Tables Teepa is a dementia care and dementia education specialist with over 30 years of experience in geriatrics. As a certified Occupational Therapist, Teepa has a unique medical perspective on how the brain controls our body and our behaviors, giving her the ability to explain how dementia affects a person’s actions. This must-see seminar targets those in the Health Care Industry and is packed with useful information you can begin utilizing immediately. Teepa’s Gems classification system (based on the Allen Cognitive Disability Theory) allows you to understand which stage of dementia the person is experiencing. People who are trained using her approach can help change resistance and refusals into participation and successful interactions. Nurses, Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Healh Counselors can obtain three (3) CEU's for attending this three-hour session which begins at 9:00am. Doors open at 8:00am to allow time for registration, complimentary snacks and refreshments and getting useful information from participating vendors at the event. More information can be found on our website All net proceeds from this event will be donated to our local Alzheimer's Association. CE's: Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions: Please note:It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.  Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing educationa credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive 3.0 clinical hours of continuing education credit.  Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professinal Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will recieve 3.0 hours of continuing education credit.  Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 3.0 CE hours of credit.  Purpose: This session is designed to help care partners better understand why the person they are trying to help may at times exhibit ‘challenging behaviors.’ It will focus on looking beyond the disease to recognize other possible factors that may be causing or contributing to the challenges. Care partners will be introduced to the ‘six pieces of the puzzle’ that may be used to help determine these contributing factors. This problem-solving approach will be presented to help learners reduce the intensity, frequency, or occurrence of challenges. This session will also help learners develop better communication skills when working with people living with dementia by emphasizing the value of empathetic and supportive communication. The overall goal of the session is to reduce or minimize unproductive conversations and resistive behaviors by using effective verbal and physical skills. More information can be found on our website, Objectives: By the end of the session, learners will be able to:1. Describe the six factors that may be used to determine what may be contributing to ‘challenging behaviors’2. Discuss the value of knowing the person and their history in effective communication efforts 3. Describe and use empathetic and supportive communication techniques when interacting with a person living with dementia4. Discuss and demonstrate verbal and physical techniques to increase the probability of positive interactions Outline: I. Discuss typical ‘challenging behaviors’ that often occur during dementia progressionII. Describe the six major factors that may be used to determine causes of ‘challenging behaviors’a. The person and their history and preferencesb. The current level and type of dementiac. The environment d. Other medical, sensory, and psychiatric conditions on behaviorse. The care partners and their approaches and interactions f. The day and how it all fits togetherIII. Introduce the concept of empathetic and supportive communicationIV. Highlight key physical and verbal techniques to be used to improve interactions Methods: A combination of lecture, discussion, role play, PowerPoint slides, and group interaction will be used to actively engage learners throughout the session

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