October 07, 2016

copies of Teepa Snow DVDs availble to borrow

 multiple copies of some of these resources are available

*for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au  

1 copy - new DVD

NEW DVD - Improving Communications in Dementia Care

After watching this program you will know
- How to partner with a person living with dementia when change is needed
- How to best approach for screening or medical attention
- How to best communicate when there is a need to stop driving
- How to relate so a person is more likely to accept help
- How to help family members near or far recognize symptoms and move past denial of changing needs
- How to communicate and work more effectively with professional and care partners
- How to help friends and neighbours maintain or regain relationships when dementia changes abilities

Getting important information across is one of the greatest challenges in dementia care,” Teepa Snow explains. “As the disease progresses the affected person’s ability to comprehend decreases. This change makes it essential that care providers and partners learn new communication skills that can safeguard their relationship and offer the best care possible. Being able to share these skills with others greatly increases the chances of an effective care team by helping families and professionals stay connected and work together to meet the individual’s needs.”

“Misunderstandings and conflict easily arise when dementia is involved”,
“Knowing how to best help people understand and accept what is, let go of what’s past, and prepare for what’s to come sets the foundation for the best possible outcomes of this very difficult journey of dementia.

No one offers truly practical, hands-on skills for people caring for a person living with dementia like Teepa Snow.

3 copies
Lewy body dementia : what everyone needs to know
- about common LBD symptoms
- how to get a good and complete diagnosis
- about commonly prescribed anti-psychotic medications that can have potentially harmful or even deadly side effects if given to a person suffering from LBD. Know which medications are safer alternatives
- how to adapt your caregiving skills to the needs of a person with LBD
- how to utilize visual and verbal cues to increase understanding and cooperation
- about hands-on skills for LBD

2 copies

 Filling the day with meaning : facilitated by Teepa Snow [DVD]DVD Features:
- 2.5 hours of tips, techniques and advice from a seasoned caregiving expert
- individual workshop chapters for quick access
- link to downloadable presentation slides for quick information recall when you're on the go
In "Filling the Day with Meaning" Teepa explains
- the difference between simple entertainment and engaging projects that stimulate brain activity
- how to create engaging and affordable activities to give back moments of joy and happiness to patients with special challenges, such as those with younger onset, tendencies for elopement, falls, and more
- how to build care partner skills
- how to create an inviting & safe environment
- which key activities to consider at different disease stages.
 1 copy
Understanding Frontotemporal Dementias
Frontotemporal Dementias, an umbrella term for a range of disorders affecting the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, are particularly challenging for families and professional caregivers.

Odd, often impulsive behaviours and a potential loss of language are just a few of the symptoms causing frustration and anxiety.

“They might think they understand Alzheimer’s, but this isn’t Alzheimer’s. So this training helps people better understand why people with FTDs are doing what they’re doing, and more importantly, how we can help instead of getting in the way.”
Teepa Snow is an occupational therapist and noted speaker and consultant in the area of dementia. She has over thirty years experience in geriatrics.

 1 copy
Challenging Behaviours in Dementia Care: Recognizing & Meeting Unmet Needs
Challenging Behaviours in Dementia Care: Recognizing & Meeting Unmet Needs.
Anger, physical resistance, swearing, hallucinations, and sexually undesired or surprising actions are just a few examples of the challenging situations that can occur when a person is living with dementia.
As a care provider, any of these could leave you feeling distressed, hurt, embarrassed, or unappreciated.

Would you like to know how to best respond to challenging situations?

Would you like to be able to reduce the chance of future escalations and help the person living with dementia feel at ease?

1 copy -  In-home dementia care: tips & techniques

Caring for your loved one living with a form of dementia in the home setting can create challenges those on the outside can only imagine. Without a strong support system and hands-on skills, this very difficult job can easily leave caregivers feel stressed, overwhelmed, and isolated.

Would you like to know how to build a care environment that best balances your loved one's needs with your own well-being and abilities? 

After watching this program you will know
- Practical tips and ideas to problem solve existing challenging situations for a more joyous caregiving relationship 
- How to prepare visitors and family members for more meaningful visits
- The value and difficulty when using multiple medications 
- How to create calming surroundings to reduce the risk of sundowning and other distressing behaviors
- How to apply Teepa's "Six Pieces to the Puzzle™" and "GEMS™" methods to discover your loved one's retained skills and interests, thereby creating a positive and more fulfilling care environment for the both of you

- Challenging Situations in the Home
- Six Pieces to the Puzzle™
- The GEMS™ 
- Comforting Your Loved One

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