World-leading dementia advocate and educator to deliver seminars in Australia

Tuesday 23 July 2019

American dementia expert, Teepa Snow, will be in Australia this August for a series of seminars.

Designed for aged care professionals, the seminars will explore a positive approach to dementia care   and the effective engagement and support of people living with dementia. They will focus on the cognitive, behavioural and physical aspects of dementia care and the related practices that can be easily adopted to stimulate positive improvements within each aspect. 

Ms Snow says she presents her Positive Approach to Care training strategy in a unique and engaging way, that allows participants to see practical and applied approaches to dementia care.

“If I can get people to recognise — ‘Hey, that’s just like a client I work with’ — then what I share has much more immediacy, and participants are a lot more interested in what happens next,” Ms Snow said.

Ms Snow is the Education Director of Eastern North Carolina’s Alzheimer’s Association. Her company, Positive Approach to Care provides online and in-person services, training, and products to professionals, family members, the public and people living with brain changes internationally. 

Ms Snow’s philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first-hand caregiving experiences. She is an occupational therapist with 40 years of rich and varied clinical and academic experience.

Dementia Australia’s Centre for Dementia Learning Director Dr David Sykes said the seminars can help organisations that want to not only meet the new Aged Care Quality Standards, but go above and beyond for people living with dementia in their care. 

“We are thrilled to be hosting Ms Snow for these seminars – they present a highly unique and valuable opportunity for those in the aged care industry to increase their knowledge and skills in providing support for people living with dementia,” Dr Sykes said.

More information on Teepa Snow’s seminars can be found here. The workshops will be held in Adelaide on 15 August and Melbourne on 20 August, 2019.

Dementia Australia is the national peak body and charity for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 447,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach almost 1.1 million by 2058. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government. National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 

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