6th Annual Senior Care Conference

6th Annual Senior Care Conference: April 16 and 17, 2013

Back by popular demand!  The 2013 conference will once again feature Teepa Snow, nationally recognized expert on working with folks suffering from Dementia & Alzheimer’s

Teepa’s unique and very down to earth style is both extremely useful but also highly entertaining. You will both laugh and learn through every session.

Expert trainer for professional providers dealing with Dementia & Alzheimer's

Registration, breakfast and networking begin at 7:30 a.m. with programs starting at 8:30. Programs conclude each day at 4:30 p.m.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided during the day. Many door prizes and other incentives given away throughout the two day conference

 Teepa Snow will have FOUR separate sessions over the two day conference.

Conference Schedule (you may download a copy here):

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Registration, Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Keynote – Teepa Snow

  • April 16: “Dementia: Seeing it From Their Side of the Mirror” (Handout)
  • April 17: “Sexuality and Intimacy: It’s Time to Talk About It” (Handout, Handout 2)

10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – Breakout 1*

  • Alternatives to Anti-Psychotic Medication – Jonathan Evans, Lindsey Neal, Claire Curry, and Tabitha Payne
  • Lions, Tigers, and Bears oh my! Spotting fraud, exploitation, and financial abuse – Doris Gelbman (Handout)
  • Getting to Know Your Residents: Personalizing Care – Abby Hochstetler
  • Making Coral Castles: A spirit journey for caregivers – David Cole, Murphy Terry

11;15 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. – Breakout 2*-

  • Boo boos, sores, and ulcers: When a bandaid isn’t enough – Suzann Williams-Rosenthal, Norma Branham
  • Living With Dementias: Practical Solutions for Caregivers – Annie Marrs
  • Awareness of and Sensitivity to LGBT Issues in Long Term Care – Claire Curry, Kristina Roberts
  • I’m Going Crazy: Sanity in the Face of Caring for Others – Sue Liberman

12: 15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  – Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Keynote – Teepa Snow

  • April 16: Understanding Yourself as a Caregiver: What You Need To Keep Going” (Handout, Handout 2)
  • April 17: “Mastering New Ways of Connecting and Helping When Someone is Living With Dementia” (Handout, Handout 2)

3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. – Breakout 3*

  • Empowering and Engaging Direct Care Workers – Jessica Brill Ortiz, Melva Proctor
  • Bringing Nature In – Julie Connelly
  • Decision Making Mental Capacity – Doris Gelbman, Jennifer Crouch (Handout)
  • Integrating Creative Arts in Healing – Ellen Phipps, Sharon Celsor-Hughes, Eliezer Sobel

The four topics listed in each breakout session will run concurrently – register for both days so you can be sure to participate in the session that are important to you!

*Breakout sessions are subject to change

Conference held at University Area Holiday Inn 1901 Emmett St. Charlottesville, (Rt.29 between Rt.250 & Hydraulic Rd.)

Questions? email: seniorcareconference@ yahoo.com

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