Upcoming Events

Normal Vs. Not Normal Aging

What is normal, and when should we be concerned?
If thinking and memory problems arise, can they be reversed? Yes!

Find out how at this enlightening presentation where I will dive into the causes of symptoms and what you can do to improve them, as well as how to know if they’re signs of something more serious.

Wednesday, November 30
at 2PM
Aspire Senior Living – 150 Aspire Ln, Oshkosh 

Free Event | Open the the Public
Complimentary light meal and beverages will be served.

RSVP: Call Home Instead at (920) 966-1220 or
Aspire Senior Living at (920) 289-3887

In-Person Dementia Care Partner Support Series

This 5-week series is designed for people caring for someone living with dementia.

Mondays
April 3 – May 1, 2023
at 9:30AM – 11AM

$75 per person

Held at the Ashwaubenon Community Center (900 Anderson Dr, Green Bay)

90-min Sessions Include
  • Video clips featuring Teepa Snow
  • Interactive activities and discussions
  • Post-session resources
Weekly Topics
  • Understanding and accepting Dementia

  • Common brain and sensory changes

  • Person-centered problem solving

  • Supportive techniques to reduce distress

Please Know
  • This is a series and each session builds upon the previous one. It is best to attend all 5 sessions.
  • Attendees will be asked to keep anything they hear confidential.

Past Offerings

These are examples of past conferences, lectures, trainings, and events I have presented at.

Contact me if you are interested in learning more or setting up a presentation.

Relationship Changes & Dementia

Relationships inevitably change as dementia progresses.
This can be devastating and challenging as you roll through the stages of grief.

 

Let’s talk about the changing relationships,
what is normal, and what can be better.

Communication Strategies for Success

Caring for a person with dementia is not a “common sense” task.

When a person with dementia says, “I don’t know you,”
it may seem natural to explain who you are.
But this often makes the situation worse. Why?

 

Let’s talk about different communication strategies we can practice to help the person with dementia experience the best emotions possible in every situation.

Normal Vs Not Normal Aging

What is normal and when should we be concerned?
If thinking and memory problems arise, can it be something reversible? YES!

 

Learn about the causes of these symptoms, what you can do to improve them, and how to know if it’s something more serious.

Using a Positive Approach

People with dementia experience the world around them differently than we do. Understanding their experience and allowing that to guide our approach can make all the difference when caring for a person with dementia. This series is guided by Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care.

 

Walk away with tools to aid your caregiving journey for your loved one with dementia.

Dementia Gems & Stages

What can dementia look like in the beginning?
How do the symptoms change as the disease progresses?
How can I best support someone who is experiencing changes in their cognition and memory?

 

Learn more about these topics in this one hour presentation.

Grief and Ambiguous Loss in Caregiving

The loss of a loved one has many faces.
Whether it is an unexpected sudden death or a slow progression towards end of life, the grieving process can look different for every individual.

When there is lack of closure or resolution accompanying a loss,
it complicates the grieving process.

Let’s explore the experience of ambiguous loss in general as well as for care partners of people with dementia.

My Family is in a Facility. Now What?

You’ve worked hard to care for your loved one for so long.
You’ve made the tough decision to move them to a facility.
You may ask yourself, “What is my role now?”
What can I expect from the facility?

 

Let’s talk about these and other questions that come up when we make this life changing transition.

Curiosity and Approach Guide: Quality Dementia Care

Caring for a person with dementia is not a “common sense” task and those privileged to care for this vulnerable population walk away with increased knowledge of dementia and concrete tools to use to support the residents throughout the disease.

This workshop is offered using the Adult Experiential Learning Cycle so attendees not only learn the material but they process what they learned, make connections to their real life experience and leave prepared to apply these skills. Attendees learn how a person with dementia is experiencing a situation and what to look for in their body language, tone of voice, and actions to better understand what is being communicated.

A step-by-step positive approach is provided and practiced in this interactive workshop inspired by Teepa Snow and her Positive Approach to Care model.

Challenging Conversations with Someone with Brain Changes

My loved one is making decisions that worry me but when I try to talk to them, it goes all wrong.
Discussing complex topics with someone experiencing brain changes can prove to be very challenging. 

 

Learn some techniques to help smooth these rough patches. 

Unlock The Key To

Positive Dementia Care

Ready to take the next step?

Email me and tell me briefly about your situation and what you're seeking help with. I will reach out with ways in which I can help you achieve your dementia care goals.

Call

(920)-883-5076

Disclaimer: I am certified to implement the teachings and trainings about dementia of Teepa Snow and the Positive Approach to Care® (PAC). While based on the educational content from Teepa, and inspired by my Certification, views or opinions expressed, and additional content offered here, are representative of me, independent of the PAC organization.

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