Every 65 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is only one of the most common forms of dementia, a group conditions marked by a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Nearly 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is expected to grow to 14 million by 2050. Dementia Training will help you on your path to become the best caregiver possible to those with dementia.
The Positive Approach to Care was developed by Teepa Snow, who is nationally known for her philosophy on dementia. The Positive Approach training for caregivers emphasizes how to live in a relationship with someone who has dementia and learn caregiving skills that can improve the quality of life for everyone involved.
Positive Approach to Care: Dementia Training for Families and Professional Caregivers
Friday October 29th, 2021
RiverStone Health, 123 S. 27th St. Billings, MT
Lil Anderson Center – Main Level Conference Rooms
1:00pm — 5:00pm
Arrive by 12:30pm for check-in.
Registration Deadline: October 25th, 2021, 5pm * limited seating availability so register early!! *
Linda Roers, MBA, PAC, CDP, CADDCT, is a Geriatric Educator with the Montana Family Medicine Residency Program at RiverStone Health who is a Certified Positive Approach to Care Trainer.
What you’ll learn
During the 4-hour training you’ll learn to:
• Understand the way dementia patients process information.
• Practice the Positive Physical Approach to Care and Hand Under Hand techniques.
• Practice handling challenging situations.
• Learn about the typical progression and stages of dementia.
• Understand how certain practical skills will help you communicate respectfully and effectively with people with dementia.
To register, call Jenny at 406-247-3285 or email Jenny at: Jenny.Jut@RiverStoneHealth.org
Cost for the training: $10 and must be paid before the training date.