Final Convention Education Session – A Positive Approach to Care

Join the last session of SDAHO’s Convention Education on Wednesday, September 30th!  One participating SDAHO member facility will win a complimentary LeadingAge Annual Meeting 2021 registration and a guaranteed hotel room (value of $895). LeadingAge’s national event will be held in Atlanta, GA, during October 2021.

Event line-up for Sept. 30th:

9-10am CST:  Jack York will take participants on a journey of reframing the perception of dementia and you’ll hear from individuals living the reality of memory and cognitive impairment.  He and his crew will take you on their 22,000-mile journey of meeting with senior living residents and those living with brain change.  It will truly having you laughing, crying and rethinking how we treat others, specifically those living with dementia.

10am-2pm CST:  Following Jack and crew’s presentation, Shelly Edwards from Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care will provide resources and education on dementia care skills, including the Teepa’s GEMS:  Brain Change Model.  The GEMS model recognizes the shifts in our skills and abilities in any given moment.  With dementia, while the progression, pattern, and changes may look very different for each type of dementia, the movement through the GEMS is somewhat predictable.  She’ll discuss and demonstrate the importance of connection as the first step in any care interactions, but especially focused on people experiencing brain change.

This presentation will be fantastic for front-line staff – C.N.A’s, home health aides, dietary, housekeeping, nurses, social workers, etc.  If you are unable to attend live, these recordings will be available for 30 days following Convention!  This session is included within the Convention Education registration.

If you haven’t registered for the Convention Education, but would still like to register for this event, click here.