Conway Public Library will be closed Monday, December 25th  in observance of Christmas. 

Positive Approach to Care Approved Workshop with Julie Van Dyne

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This workshop helps learners understand how to adapt how we interact when the other person’s brain is changing. This workshop will include explanations of how the brain is changing when someone is living with dementia and what care partners can do to be supportive.

 Learners will practice the use of Positive Physical Approach(PPA) and Hand-under-Hand®, developed by Teepa Snow. Both techniques are based in building relationships and doing with people instead of to people.

 Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe changes in visual processing
  • Compare and contrast traditional social greeting and communication efforts with PPA as it relates to reactions and responses from the person living with dementia.
  • Demonstrate PPA in simulated situations
  • Describe the purpose and value of using the Hand-under-Hand® technique with people living with dementia.
  • Demonstrate Hand-under-Hand® to promote mobility and assistance with ADLs

Julie Van Dyne, R.N. is a Positive Approach to Care Certified Independent Trainer with a passion for changing the culture of dementia care.  She believes in meeting people where they are and from a place of love.

 Funded in part by Memorial Hospital and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) grant.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 5:45pm to 7:45pm
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Conway Public Library