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Home Helpers to Participate in Teepa Snow’s Educational Seminar

By Vicki and Brian Day

Home Helpers of the Northern Lehigh Valley is attending an Educational Seminar. The Seminar is entitled “It takes a Village to Care for Someone with Dementia: Learning Cutting Edge Tools to Become a More Valuable Villager”, and is taught by world renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow.

Teepa is an occupational therapist working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist. She has over 33 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care, as well as having provided care to family members with dementing illnesses. Currently she has an independent practice as a clinical practice with Duke University’s School of

Nursing and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Teepa also travels throughout the country to conduct training sessions.

Brian Day of Home Helpers stated that he was “proud and excited” to be part of this event, which is sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Fleming Memory Care Center and Abington Manor Memory Care Village. ” In providing care to our elderly patients, some of whom have dementia, we constantly see the need to gain more insight into this disease” Day stated.

It will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Cedar Crest Campus.