Thursday, October 30, 2014
United Methodist Church, 2227 4th Street, Monroe
9:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance is excited to partner with the Aging & Disability Resource Center and Monroe Clinic to offer family members, direct care workers and professionals an excellent opportunity to learn the latest information and resources that can help you face this growing health epidemic. Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and person centered care through informative and interactive presentations.
Back by popular demand, the conference will feature Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAO-TA. Teepa is a very popular and dynamic speaker with over 30 years of experience with dementia issues. The combination of Teepa’s been-there-done-that skills and her formal training as an Occupational Therapist give her 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 to perfect 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. Since her lectures are usually done in the first-person – as if she is the person with dementia – her training gives the audience a first-hand understanding and experience with the disease and a hands-on opportunity to try out new skills in a safe and fun environment. There will also be an interactive panel discussion featuring local experts in dementia care and resources.
On site respite will be available at no cost through the Hand in Hand Adult Day Center. Please contact Lou Dalton at 608-328-9499 to make respite arrangements by October 15.
Fee: $30 for professionals and direct caregivers. Family caregivers may attend at no cost due to support from Aging & Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin. Lunch is included.
Registration deadline is October 23.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin (ADAW)
517 N Segoe Rd #301
Madison WI 53705