Buncombe Street United Methodist Church to Host Free Workshop on Dementia

Teepa Snow

Teepa Snow, today's Voice for Dementia, will teach a free, one-day workshop on Dec. 10 in Greenville.

Buncombe Street United Methodist Church will be hosting globally respected Teepa Snow in a free, one-day workshop entitled “How to enjoy the holidays (and beyond!) when dementia is part of the picture.” The event will take place on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, beginning at 8:45 am and lasting until 5:00 pm, at the church's downtown Greenville campus located at 200 Buncombe Street.

Today’s Voice for Dementia, Teepa Snow is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia. Teepa’s philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first-hand caregiving experiences. Her advocacy efforts led her to the development of the GEMS® dementia classification model and the Positive Approach® training strategies such as Hand-under-Hand®.

An Occupational Therapist by trade, Teepa has over 35 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care, as well as having provided care to family members with dementing illnesses. Currently, she travels all over the world introducing her new philosophies and techniques on how to better care for those living with dementia as well as clinical appointments with Duke University's School of Nursing & UNC-CH School of Medicine.

Teepa and her company, Positive Approach to Care, are on a mission to help others better understand how it feels to be living with dementia. She utilizes her gifts of role-play to demonstrate behavioral states and stages of dementia. This results in greater understanding for her audiences. You will leave more educated, touched, moved and empowered by her passion.

REGISTER NOW AT https://www.buncombestreetumc.org/events/dementia-workshop/

If you need an in-home care sitter in order to attend this meeting, learn how to access this service at no cost by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at least two weeks in advance at 800-272-3900.

General CEU Credit – This continuing education program is approved for 0.6 CEUs (6 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

~ KEY HOSTS ~
Buncombe Street United Methodist Church
Brookdale Senior Living
Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive & Woodlawn Memorial Park

~ SUPPORTING SPONSORS ~
Always Best Care Senior Services
Carolina Center for Behavioral Health
Kindred at Home & Kindred Hospice
Meals on Wheels of Greenville
Partners in Primary Care
Upstate Elder Law

~ WORKSHOP PARTNERS ~
Alzheimer’s Association
Positive Approach to Care