Senior Helpers® to Host Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Seminar, April 25
Nationally Renowned Dementia Care Expert to Offer Professional Insight to Healthcare Professionals, Senior Advocates and Loved Ones
April 17, 2018 // Franchising.com // HUNTSVILLE, AL - Senior Helpers® of Huntsville, one of the nation’s premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, today announced it will host a seminar on Alzheimer’s and memory loss on April 25, led by nationally renowned dementia care expert, Teepa Snow. Snow is returning to Huntsville to conduct two sessions designed to educate families, caregivers and healthcare professionals about the effects of dementia while providing strategies and coping mechanisms. There are currently 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is projected to reach 14 million by 2050. It’s important, now more than ever, to equip people with tools to care for those with memory loss.
“At Senior Helpers, we work with all kinds of families and see the toll illnesses like Alzheimer’s and dementia can have on family caregivers. Through the two-part seminar, our goal is help healthcare professionals, caregivers and families better understand memory loss,” said Julie Yates, Director of Client Services of Senior Helpers of Huntsville. “Teepa will educate each attendee on dementia and Alzheimer’s progression, while offering practical strategies on how to modify support in order to optimize care for those living with the brain change, whether that’s in a medical setting or at home.”
The seminar, titled, “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” will consist of two separate sessions, one created for family caregivers and the other focused on medical professionals. Attendees can expect to learn about a variety of topics between the two sessions, including how to recognize common changes due to memory loss, tactics for providing proper care and different care approaches for the best quality of life, and more. Breakfast and snacks will be provided to attendees.
*Morning Session: “The Role of Medical Advisors – What People with Dementia & Their Families Want & Need from You”
- 8 to 11:30 a.m. for healthcare professionals and caregivers
- Up to three CEUs are offered for a variety of departments
- Online registration before 4/23/18: $35 for CEU Attendees and $25 for Non CEU attendees. Prices increase if purchased at the door.
*Afternoon Session: “Sorting Out the Three D’s: Delirium, Depression & Dementia - What Every Provider and Caregiver Needs to Know”
- 1:30 to 4 p.m. for families, loved ones and senior advocates
- Free and open to the public
- It’s beneficial to anyone who is providing support or care to a parent, spouse other family member or friend.
Founded in 2001, Senior Helpers operates with a vision to be the leading home care company in each community it serves. Its caregivers in Huntsville are fully trained and certified to offer the highest level of companion and personal care possible, and have also received specialized training in dementia care and Parkinson’s care. The company’s Senior Gems® Alzheimer’s and dementia care program is the gold standard in the industry, was developed with Teepa Snow, of Positive Approach, LLC, and is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Local residents also benefit from the company’s Parkinson’s Care Program, a specialized training and certification program created in conjunction with leading experts from the National Parkinson Foundation’s Center of Excellence.
The seminar will be held at Holy Spirit Church located at 625 Airport Rd SW. For more information about Senior Helpers, please visit www.seniorhelpers.com/huntsville. For more information about the event or to register visit http://teepasnow.com/events/educational-day-huntsville-al/, or call (256) 650-2982.
About Senior Helpers®
Senior Helpers is a premier provider of in-home senior services ranging from specialized care for those with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s, to personal and companion care for those seeking assistance with daily activities. Founded in 2001 with a vision to help seniors who wish to remain in their homes despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers has 311 franchised businesses that have cared for tens of thousands of seniors with a pledge to provide “care and comfort at a moment’s notice.” Learn more by visiting http://www.seniorhelpers.com.
SOURCE Senior Helpers®