Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute Present “Communications in Dementia Care” Workshops with Teepa Snow on November 19th, 2015

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Continuing to meet the needs of professional and at-home caregivers around the world, Pines of Sarasota Education and Training Institute will offer its newest two workshops “Communications in Dementia Care” on November 19th, 2015, with internationally renowned dementia care specialist Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA.

In the morning workshop (9am to 12pm) “Helping Families, Professionals & Outsiders Understand How to Help More Effectively”, attendees will learn to recognize symptoms, how to move past denial, get support for the primary caregiver, and how to maintain relationships when dementia is changing a person’s abilities.

In the afternoon workshop (1pm-4pm) “Speaking with the Person Living with Dementia – in early Days or with Early Symptoms”, attendees will learn the best communication approaches to common challenging topics, such as getting someone to agree to a screening, giving up driving and how to allow a person to accept help from others.

“Of all difficulties in dementia care, communication is the most challenging,” JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education, explains. “Particularly family members and friends who aren’t directly involved in the care often struggle to connect with the person living with dementia, resulting in strained and possibly damaged relationships. Teepa Snow is unrivaled in her ability to reconnect caregivers and patients, which is why we’re excited to present this program to the Sarasota and Manatee communities.”

The workshops will be available on DVD at a later date to help caregivers worldwide.

For more information about the workshops please visit or call JoAnn Westbrook at (941) 309-5760.

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