Teepa Snow is an occupational therapist and noted speaker and consultant in the area of dementia. She has over thirty years experience in geriatrics.
Presented by nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, this program offers innovative and practical tips for creating a care environment that best balances the needs of the person living with dementia and the caregivers personal well-being and abilities.
Teepa explains: Without having a professional healthcare background and experience, it can be very challenging for families to care for their loved one living with dementia. This program is designed to help those who are trying their very best to do the right thing, and better understand the situations they find themselves in due to a dementing illness.
Caring for a person living with dementia can be very challenging. Without a strong support system and learned hands-on skills techniques, this job can easily leave caregivers feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and isolated, JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education, explains. This is why we decided to create a program in partnership with Teepa that focuses on practical tips and ideas for in-home caregivers. Learning her caregiving techniques and skills is paramount to offering the highest level of care and best quality of life for those living with dementia.
The combination of Teepa’s been-there-done-that skills and her formal training as an Occupational Therapist give Teepa the credibility and experience to help caregivers with tried-and-true solutions. Teepa’s philosophy is based on years of medical research and making mistakes first-hand so perfecting a positive approach to caregiving. Her teaching style integrates facts about the brain and how it works, or doesn’t work in the case of dementia, while going in and out of character as a typical person with Alzheimer’s who has anxiety and behavioral problems.