Continuing Education
Georgia Southern University

Nationally recognized Dementia-care Education Specialist speaking at Dementia and Alzheimer’s Conference in April

STATESBORO, Ga. – March 19, 2015 – Teepa Snow, Dementia-care Education Specialist and the founder of Positive Approach to Care techniques and training models, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Conference. Snow will address important topics of “Dementia 360” and “How to Communicate with Someone who has Dementia” during the morning keynote presentation.

Registration is now open for the conference. Hosted by Georgia Southern University Division of Continuing Education the conference is set for Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center in Statesboro, Georgia. The conference is also notably sponsored by top regional organizations including; Willow Pond Senior Care, Magnolia Coastlands AHEC, Ogeechee Area Hospice and Georgia Alzheimer’s Association, the 2015 conference is expected to impact health care professionals and caregivers working directly with persons experiencing brain changes.

Teepa Snow’s many years of experience working as a Registered Occupational Therapist and her wealth of knowledge is what influences her philosophy, approach and practice. Snow’s approach focuses on what she refers to as experimental training, which she calls multi-modal learning.

“I help people go from what they think they know about dementia to greater awareness,” according to Teepa Snow. “I help build knowledge (the why and how) behind why people with dementia, or other forms of brain change, are doing what they are doing.” (teepasnow.com)

Other distinguished presenters featured at the April 2 conference include Theresa Winters Bayman of the Alzheimer’s Association; Dr. Christina Negrea of Memorial Health University Medical Center; and Jeffery Williamson of J.L. Williamson Law Group.

Presentations during the entirety of the one day conference will focus on providing attendees with cutting edge information about dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and forgetfulness. Topics will cover everything from positive approaches for working directly with persons with dementia to also helping participants recognize behaviors, describe symptoms, and understand the differences and similarities in the terms dementia, Alzheimer’s and forgetfulness.

Continuing Education credits will be available at the conference. Credits may be submitted to the Nursing Home Administration Accreditation, and applications have been sent to the National Association of Social Workers – Georgia. Conference fees are $125 per person and include a light continental breakfast, lunch, all sessions and credits.

More information about the conference is available online at www.georgiasouthern.edu/conted or call the Division of Continuing Education at (912)-478-5555.

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