ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SEMINAR

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SEMINAR

By Mindy Bannister M. Ed Alzheimers Association North Central Texas Chapter

 

 

 

Teepa Snow presents Adapting to the Changing Roles of Caregiving in AbileneABILENE, TX – January 19, 2011 – The Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter announces the annual Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Seminar, entitled Adapting to the Changing Roles of Caregiving. The half-day event will be held from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, at Southern Hills Church of Christ, 3666 Buffalo Gap Rd., in Abilene. Professional and family caregivers are invited to hear Teepa Snow, one of the most qualified and engaging speakers the Alzheimer’s Association has ever brought to North Central Texas. Ms. Snow has over 28 years experience in geriatrics and dementia care and is a strong voice and advocate for people living with dementia. Throughout her long and varied career as occupational therapist, professional caregiver, lecturer, researcher and clinical specialist in geriatrics, she has focused on helping care providers, family members and professionals better understand the experience of the person living with dementia. {{more}} An excellent actress, Teepa keeps the audience glued to her every word as she adopts the voices of the fictitious people she uses as examples. Currently, Ms. Snow works with dementia service providers throughout the U.S. to improve and optimize programs and services for people with dementia. She has developed training videos, published articles, and made presentations on a variety of topics and to a wide variety of audiences and has received awards for her clinical and teaching skills from numerous organizations.Registration is required for all participants. The program cost for professionals is $35; there is NO CHARGE for family caregivers. Continuing education credit is available for activity professionals, assisted living administrators, long-term care administrators, social workers and nurses. Respite assistance is available for qualifying family caregivers through the West Central Texas Area Agency on Aging. Registration check-in begins at 12:00 p.m.; walk-ins will be admitted space permitting. For more information about the Caregiver Seminar or to request a brochure, call 325-672-2907 or toll-free at 1-800-272-3900, or visit http://www.alz.org/northcentraltexas/.The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.