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Providence Mount St. Vincent sponsors dementia educator Teepa Snow

May 21, 2012

Providence Mount St. Vincent brings dementia care educator Teepa Snow
to Seattle to speak on caring for those with dementia

Seattle, WA:  Dementia care educator Teepa Snow will bring 31 years of working in geriatrics to Seattle for a workshop on “Learning the Art of being an Advocate & Partner – Not an Adversary or a Boss, and Not Giving Up," presented by Providence Mount St. Vincent.

The free workshop will be held Tuesday June 19, 2012, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Providence Mount St. Vincent Chapel - 3rd floor, 4831 35th Ave SW, Seattle.

This is a great presentation for family members supporting a loved one living with dementia. No pre-registration is needed. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Robert Butzerin at Robert.butzerin@providence.org or (206) 938-8598.

Teepa Snow has worked for more than 31 years in geriatrics, receiving local, statewide and national recognition for her expertise in geriatrics, dementia care and staff training. She has developed two training videos, published many articles, and presents on a variety of topics.

Snow's workshops on caring for those with memory problems have been offered across the country. They help caregivers better understand dementia conditions and the symptoms that accompany them and provide tools and knowledge to help caregivers better interact and communicate with those they care for. Caregivers will learn how to provide care without taking over and will be encouraged to take care of themselves and reach out to others to form stronger ties and support. Whether a professional or family caregiver, a volunteer or a student, this workshop will be valuable to you. 

About Providence Mount St. Vincent: Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle offers older adults a loving home during the transition from independence to increasing reliance on the services, support, and compassion of others. Providence Mount St. Vincent, nationally recognized as a leader in the practice of resident-centered care and culture change in long-term care, is committed to providing programs and services that respect the personal values and dignity of each resident and program participant. For more information, go to www.providence.org/themount.

Cynthia Flash
(425) 603-9520