Teepa Snow Returns to Seattle

February 15th, 2015

Teepa SnowWith A Little Help is proud to present the return of advocate and educator Teepa Snow. Snow’s workshops, “The ABC’s and D’s of Dementia,”  integrate up to date knowledge about dementia with strategies and tools for building personal connections with people experiencing the condition. Entertaining and insightful, Snow shines a bright light on the challenging dynamics dementia creates for family, friends, and caregivers.  Her unique presentations are open to all. Participants leave sessions with a better understanding about the devastating experience of losing cognitive ability and/or functionality as well as insights into interpreting needs.

Snow’s eight workshops in Seattle on March 10, 11, and 12 will introduce basic dementia caregiving skills and build up to person centered care. Are you a caregiving professional? These three hour workshops are approved for continuing education credits and will inform all levels of skill!

Do you love someone living with dementia?  Gain more understanding about your loved one’s experience and acquire insights into your new role.  Get tips on troubleshooting the trying moments and learn when to step back or away. Consider one or several of these excellent sessions.

Snow is a tireless advocate for people experiencing dementia. In her sessions she often role plays dementia and uses humor to help audiences understand the root of common behaviors and gain coping skills.  Snow has many organizational affiliations  and she’s a member of the U.S. Dementia Action Alliance an organization focused solely on improving dementia care.

Celebrate Your Heart In February And Year Round

February 5th, 2015

In February we celebrate our hearts and sweethearts! We all know Valentines day and, increasingly, word is getting out about National Wear Red Day for Women on the 6th. In fact the whole month is devoted to lifting awareness about our hearts. Our discussions about: heart health, heart-felt feelings, heart healthy foods, and heart risks this month are all about the actions we need to take in life to balance the needs of our hearts with the demands of our day. Whether it’s remembering the roses or picking up heart healthy foods for dinner February reminds us to nurture everything that makes our heart beat.

Why is an entire month devoted to lifting awareness about heart health and heart risks? Because stroke and heart attack is the number one killer of American men and women. More people are dying of heart disease today than of all types of cancer. 1 in 4 people die from heart disease every year and over half a million will experience their first heart attack by year’s end.  That’s why the Million Hearts Initiative was launched in 2011 with a goal to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. But the fact is that neither government initiatives nor your doctor can prevent heart disease. Your heart and your life choices are yours. In the video below a 55 year old woman explains how she realized the connection between her life problems and the care of her heart and decided to make a change.

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