2014 Winter Workshop

Winter Workshop
Accepting the Challenge with Teepa Snow O.T.

This interactive one day workshop will look at dementia from many perspectives to build a collective understanding of issues and solutions, explore ways to connect and communicate, and grasp technique to move from resistance to cooperation and participation.

February 3, 8:30am-5pm
Egan Center,
555 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage

February 4, 8:30am-5pm
Westmark Hotel
813 Noble Street, Fairbanks

February 6, 8:30am-5pm
Westmark Hotel
330 Seward Street, Sitka


This workshop will include discussions that encompass the following 6 key elements:
➊ Impact of the level and type of dementia on the person’s abilities and lack of abilities.
➋ Impact of other conditions, medications, treatments, sensory changes on person’s abilities.
➌ Role of life history, personality traits, personal preferences.
➍ Power of environmental features and factors.
➎ Importance of familiar routines and rhythms throughout the day.
➏ Impact of behavior of care providers and others on individual’s actions.

Who should attend?

Anyone working directly with individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
or related dementia which can include nurses, social workers,
C.N.As, in-home workers, P.C.As, as well as administrators
supervising and supporting the direct workforce. Family caregivers
are also welcome to attend.


A light breakfast and afternoon refreshments will be provided. A one
hour lunch break is scheduled; however, lunch is not provided.


Early Registration: $95 (November 4-January 17)
Late Registration: $125 (January 18-January 31)


Registration is being provided by the Learning Management System at the
Trust Training Cooperative. For registration questions, please contact Derek
Alexander at 907-830-7290 or derek@ttclms.org.
Anchorage register HERE
Fairbanks register HERE
Sitka register HERE


8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Refreshments
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Introductions
9:15 – 10:45 Dementia 360: Seeing it From Many Perspectives
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Seeing Dementia from the Other Side of the Mirror: Connecting and Communicating
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (on own)
1:30 – 3:00 Moving from Resistance and Refusal to Cooperation and Participation
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:30 Putting All the Pieces of the Puzzle Together: When Challenges Happen
4:30 – 5:00 Final Questions and Comments Evaluation and Certificates

About Teepa Snow

Teepa is an occupational therapist currently working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist with an independent practice. She has clinical appointments with Duke University’s School of Nursing and UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. Teepa has over 30 years of experience in geriatrics. Previously, she served as the education director and lead trainer for the Eastern NC Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She has also been a program director and an instructor for community college and a clinical associate professor at UNC’s School of Medicine, Program on Aging. She was the OT director in a head injury facility, a clinical specialist in geriatrics at a Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and has worked as a restorative care coordinator for long term care facilities, as well as providing direct care in community, home health, long term care, assisted living, and rehabilitation settings. She has worked collaboratively to conduct clinical research in a variety of settings and on a variety of geriatric topics.


The purpose of this educational activity is to equip participants with
communication tools and care strategies that will enable them to
provide the highest quality of care for individuals diagnosed with

Criteria for successful completion includes
• Sign the Verification of Attendance Form
• Attend 100% of the activity
• Complete the evaluation form following the activity.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

There is no conflict of interest identified for any planner or presenter with this educational activity.

This activity has also been approved by the National Association of Social Workers to award six (6) contact hours.

The Trust Training Cooperative is a sponsor of this workshop.

Certificates will not be provided until 5 P.M.- please make travel arrangements accordingly.

To download the PDF brochure click here