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November 30, 2017 | All Day
Category: Conference
Location: VistaTech Center
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, Mi
Cost: Various Rates
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

Join us as we bring together healthcare professionals, people with dementia, and caregivers

Thursday, November 30, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


As one of America’s leading educators on dementia, Teepa Snow’s philosophy is rher education, work experience, available medical researst hand caregiving interactions. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for over 30 years her wealth of experience has led her to develop Positive Approach® to Care techniques and training models that now are used by families and professionals working or living with dementia or other brain changes throughout the world.

Positive and meaningful insteractions start with you

At our Sixth Annual Fall Conference, Teepa will lead three sessions that will explore how to promote positive and meaningful interactions with people living with dementia by adapting the way we typically communicate:

• Managing Behavior: Start with Yourself will help care providers manage their own behaviors to change patterns rather than focusing trying the get the person with dementia to “behave themselves.”

• Dealing with Distress in Those Around You will help attendees rectively to the challenges and frustrations dementia may bring for all involved in care. The goal of the session is to provide insights and skills that can reduce the stress and promote more positive interactions by using active listening, empathy and validation rather than information, defensiveness, explanations and reality orientation.

• Programming to Fill the Day with Meaning: What You Choose to do Makerence will help learners develop skills to implement activities that take into account a person living with dementia’s level of cognitive ability and interests, resulting in a daily routine that provides a balance of work, rest, self-care and leisure activities.

$60 Early Bird Rate Rate for Professionals ends Friday, November 17 at 5 p.m.

$75   Professional Registrations

$40   Senior (62+) & Healthcare Student Registrations

$20   Family Caregivers & Individuals with Early-Stage Memory Loss Registrations

For more information about this event, please contact Jean Barnas at 248.996.1033 or