A nationally recognized teacher and expert on issues related to dementia care will be hosting a workshop in Jacksonville on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist with more than 30 years of experience in geriatrics, will give the presentation “When is my help no longer enough?” The session is designed to help care providers and family members recognize when they need more help or when the person they are caring for needs a more supportive environment. It is geared toward anyone involved in the care of someone with dementia including family members, healthcare workers, social workers, doctors or ministers.
Snow is an advocate for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s and helps family and professional caregivers better understand how it feels to have dementia. Her lectures and teaching style are done in the first-person—as if she is the person with the disease—to give families a first-hand understanding and experience. As Snow works with people with Alzheimer’s, she uses techniques to go in and out of character to demonstrate common issues and problems and to help caregivers and families learn new ways of thinking.
This event is free, lunch will be provided and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone planning to attend is asked to RSVP by Monday, May 20 to email@example.com or (904) 424-3940. Snow will host two additional workshops in Jacksonville, as detailed below: