Monthly Archives: March 2014

Alzheimer’s, The Necessity of Education for Caregivers

“Do this,” our instructor, Teepa Snow, said, putting her hands on either side of her head. It was a workshop designed for professional caregivers—those working with dementia patients in facilities. But when I heard it was being offered I called the organizers to ask for permission to attend because I felt like I needed to know as much as the professionals know about looking after someone with dementia, and I believe in education. Permission was given to me without hesitation.

Teepa Snow is one of the top educators and advocates for positive care of people with dementia in the United States. For over 30 years, she has worked as a non-traditional occupational therapist in a wide variety of settings. She has provided direct care, consultation, and leadership in numerous settings and organizations, and has developed a best care practice philosophy reflective of her life-long journey. Continue reading