University of Southern Indiana
MAIA Pre-Conference

MAIA Post Conference Workshop

Positive Approach® in Dementia Care
Workshop for Direct Care Providers
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Deaconess Orthopedic & Neuroscience Hospital, Third Floor Pavilion
4011 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, IN 47630

This project is supported by the University of Southern Indiana's Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Proud partners are University of Southern Indiana, Deaconess Clinic, Generations and SWIRCA & More.

Teepa Snow is returning to southern Indiana to present a MAIA Post-Conference Workshop for direct care providers who care for persons with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease. Teepa’s philosophy is based on years of medical research and her background in occupational therapy. Her presentations give participants a hands-on opportunity to try out new caregiving skills in a safe, engaging environment.

The Post-Conference Workshop is part of the annual Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness, presented by USI and SWIRCA & More and supported by the USI Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP).

This sixth annual pre-conference workshop is designed especially for 
direct care providers who work with or care for persons with memory disorders, dementia, and/or Alzheimer's disease. 
Certified nursing assistants, activities and dietary staff, housekeepers, social workers, nurses, long term care personnel, and home health care providers will find it useful and relevant.

Cost: Workshop registration is $30 per person or $120 for direct care team of five, if registering on or before July 30. (After July 30, price increases $10 per person.)

The purpose of this workshop is to prepare direct care providers to implement effective caring strategies for persons with dementia.

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Define the stages of dementia and parts of the brain involved
  • Describe common behaviors that are symptoms of dementia
  • Describe the value of recognizing the presence of dementia
  • Identify appropriate provider expectations, behaviors and environmental supports

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