Don't miss your last opportunity this year to learn the difference between Normal and Not Normal Aging or learn more about the GEMS model of working with loved ones with dementia.  See more information here.

The GEMS Workshop

The workshop offers an overview of Teepa Snow’s Dementia Abilities Model, the GEMS™. The GEMS™ model compares different stages of dementia to the characteristics of precious jewels. This dignified metaphor defines normal aging as well as the many appearances, behavior changes, skill sets and needs of those living with the progressive effects of dementia. Understanding the GEM™ levels will lead to an adjustment of expectations, communication and hands on care to better meet the ever-changing needs of these individuals. The GEMS™ advocate that people living with dementia, when given just the right care in the right setting can still shine.

 

Normal and Not Normal Aging Workshop

This 2 hour workshop will help Learners recognize and understand “normal" and “not normal” aging. The Learner will develop better observational skills to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur. The Learner will also develop new skills related to approach, cueing and ability to connect with people living with Dementia. The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviors to the person living with Dementia’s needs and retained abilities. The workshop will also address typical issues that occur as dementia progresses and how to promote a sense of control and self-direction in the person living with Dementia.

Don't miss your chance to get tickets online for the FREE Teepa Snow event on November 14th in Arden, NC! Mountain Home Care and Park Ridge Health have joined together in bringing Teepa Snow, one of America’s leading educators in the treatment of Dementia, to offer free presentations for our community. There are 2 sessions: a 
9-11 am seminar geared toward professional caregivers and a 1-3 pm seminar geared toward family caregivers.
Click here to get tickets!

GEMS Model of Dementia Abilities

Dementia Training
Date/Time: 10/26/2016, 8:45am - 11:45am
Contact Info: 828-684-6444

The workshop offers an overview of Teepa Snow’s Dementia Abilities Model, the GEMS™. The GEMS™ model compares different stages of dementia to the characteristics of precious jewels. This dignified metaphor defines normal aging as well as the many appearances, behavior changes, skill sets and needs of those living with the progressive effects of dementia. Understanding the GEM™ levels will lead to an adjustment of expectations, communication and hands on care to better meet the ever-changing needs of these individuals. The GEMS™ advocate that people living with dementia, when given just the right care in the right setting can still shine. See more information here.

Normal and Not Normal Aging Seminar

Dementia Training
Date/Time: 10/19/2016, 8:45am - 11:45am
Contact Info: Jean McGuire
828-684-6444
Email: jean@mountainhomecare.com

This 2 hour workshop will help Learners recognize and understand “normal" and “not normal” aging. The Learner will develop better observational skills to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur. The Learner will also develop new skills related to approach, cueing and ability to connect with people living with Dementia. The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviors to the person living with Dementia’s needs and retained abilities. The workshop will also address typical issues that occur as dementia progresses and how to promote a sense of control and self-direction in the person living with Dementia. Click here for more info.

Park Ridge Health and Mountain Home Care have joined together in bringing Teepa Snow, one of America’s leading educators in the treatment of dementia, to offer presentations free of charge for our community. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for more than 30 years, Snow’s wealth of experience has led her to develop Positive Approach® to Care techniques and training models that families and professionals working or living with dementia and other brain changes are now using throughout the world.

“In our 14 years serving Western North Carolina, we have seen firsthand the difficulties caregivers, families, and friends experience as they provide care for someone living with dementia,” says Jeremy Wilde, Vice President of Mountain Home Care. “We at Mountain Home Care hope that Teepa Snow’s knowledge and expertise will positively impact and equip our community with the skills and knowledge to better understand and care for our loved ones living with dementia.”

On Monday, November 14, Snow will offer two presentations, both geared toward caregivers of dementia patients:
9 - 11 a.m.: “Learning the Difference Between Confrontational and Supportive Communication”
1 -3 p.m.: “Understanding Yourself as a Caregiver: What Do You Need to Keep Going?”

While the morning presentation will be geared toward professional caregivers and the afternoon session more toward family and friend caregivers, both sessions are open to anyone who would like to attend.

“We are delighted to bring Teepa Snow to Western North Carolina,” said Jodi Grabowski, Community Outreach Coordinator for Park Ridge Health. “This will be a welcome experience for so many in our area- professionals, friends and family- who are caring for someone with dementia.”
Seating is limited for these presentations, please save your spot for one or both sessions by calling 828-684-6480 or registering through Eventbright.com by clicking here Both sessions will take place at Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Road, Arden, N.C.

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