Dealing With Dementia through Communication and Understanding
How to approach a loved one about changes caused by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
The symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease present differently for everyone. For adults experiencing symptoms, they may not recognize the changes or hide concerns to their families. If you begin to notice changes in a loved one, it may be difficult to approach the topic without causing insult. Dealing with dementia in a positive way is a topic explored by expert Teepa Snow and the topic of upcoming webinar “I Noticed Some Changes – Let’s Talk”
About Teepa Snow and Positive Approach® to Care
Teepa is a leading American educator on dementia and host of this month’s webinar on dealing with dementia. She has worked as a Registered Occupational Therapist for over 30 years and using this experience, developed Positive Approach® to Care techniques for families and professionals working or living with dementia. These care techniques consider what is known about brain function and changes that happen in dementia with positive therapeutic approaches to caregiving.
Through educational presentations and resources, Teepa helps families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with the challenges and changes that come with dementia. [Source]
“I Noticed Some Changes – Let’s Talk”
On Monday, November 6th, Teepa Snow invites people living with dementia, friends and family care providers, and professional care providers to attend the webinar “I’ve Noticed Some Changes – Let’s Talk.” This event is broken into 3 sessions that will follow the same topic but direct advice and tools to the different audiences mentioned above.
The webinar will review common approaches to dealing with dementia and identify problematic approaches to sharing concerns about changes with loved ones. Teepa will discuss the brain changes are part of dementia symptoms and how this can make seeing another’s perspective difficult for people with dementia. Finally, Teepa will explore alternative approaches and positive conversation starters to discuss dementia changes with loved ones. [Source]
Dementia Care Resources in Wichita, KS
As this webinar is a virtual event, people across the nation are encouraged to join. Visit the Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Brain Change website to register for this month’s event today.
Finding local resources to help your loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is essential for not only their well-being but yours as well. As dementia progresses from talking about symptom changes to needing full-time assistance, there are care options available.
ComfortCare Homes in Wichita, KS, provides residential Alzheimer’s and memory care for seniors. A variety of care services are provided to meet the needs of seniors in all stages of dementia. For more information, please explore our website or contact our office We are happy to answer any questions you may have!
For more information about the Alzheimer’s disease care services provided by ComfortCare Homes, please call our office at (316) 444-0532.