Medical Residency & Education

Dementia training

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.

Training Opportunity

Positive Approach to Care: Dementia Training for Families and Professional Caregivers

Thursday, September 16, 2021
RiverStone Health
Lil Anderson Center – Teton conference room – second floor
1:00pm — 5:00pm
Arrive by 12:30pm for check-in.
Registration Deadline: September 13th, 2021, 5pm Limited seating availability so register early!!
Cost: $10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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
• Practice handling challenging situations
• Learn about the typical progression and stages of dementia
• Understand how certain practical behaviors will help you communicate respectfully and effectively with people with dementia.


To register, call Mary at 406.247.3297 or email Mary at:
Cost for the seminar: $10 and must be paid before the training date.