Park Ridge Health and Mountain Home Care have joined together in bringing Teepa Snow, one of America’s leading educators in the treatment of dementia, to offer presentations free of charge for our community. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for more than 30 years, Snow’s wealth of experience has led her to develop Positive Approach® to Care techniques and training models that families and professionals working or living with dementia and other brain changes are now using throughout the world.

“In our 14 years serving Western North Carolina, we have seen firsthand the difficulties caregivers, families, and friends experience as they provide care for someone living with dementia,” says Jeremy Wilde, Vice President of Mountain Home Care. “We at Mountain Home Care hope that Teepa Snow’s knowledge and expertise will positively impact and equip our community with the skills and knowledge to better understand and care for our loved ones living with dementia.”

On Monday, November 14, Snow will offer two presentations, both geared toward caregivers of dementia patients:
9 - 11 a.m.: “Learning the Difference Between Confrontational and Supportive Communication”
1 -3 p.m.: “Understanding Yourself as a Caregiver: What Do You Need to Keep Going?”

While the morning presentation will be geared toward professional caregivers and the afternoon session more toward family and friend caregivers, both sessions are open to anyone who would like to attend.

“We are delighted to bring Teepa Snow to Western North Carolina,” said Jodi Grabowski, Community Outreach Coordinator for Park Ridge Health. “This will be a welcome experience for so many in our area- professionals, friends and family- who are caring for someone with dementia.”
Seating is limited for these presentations, please save your spot for one or both sessions by calling 828-684-6480 or registering through by clicking here Both sessions will take place at Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Road, Arden, N.C.