One in five families deal with the challenges of Dementia and Alzheimers. Within the next 12 years, that number is expected to grow to one in two. Today as part of a special conference, the Earle W. Crawford House of Hope held an awareness event at the Wellington Conference center. It's called the positive dementia caregiving conference. Certified trainer Teepa(tee-pah) Snow was the guest speaker. Snow has more than 30 years of experience on how to deal with dementia.
She says her philosphy is based on a positive aproach to caregiving . Snow's teaching style intergrates facts about the brain and how it works with her expertise in adult learning principals. But her big mission is to bring awareness to this illness. "I am on the road trying to get people more tuned in. Because this is the Tsunami of the 21st century. This thing called Dementia and Alzheimers is ruining a lot of lives and damaging a lot of relationships. My goal is to start to opening the doors and lets start this conversation.
This was the was the second day of the two day conference. Today was for in-home and family caregivers, while yesterday was for professional caregivers