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Positive Approach To Dementia Care Workshops

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019
From 9:30am to 2:30pm

Hawaii Island Adult Care Inc.
561 Kupuna Place
Hilo , HI 96720

Contact: AARP Hawaii


Positive Approach to Dementia Care Workshops


Facilitated by Patricia Bemis, RN and Mapuana Tamu, certified Positive Approach to Care™ trainers and support mentors.


AARP Hawaii is pleased to be offering two Positive Approach to Care™ workshops developed by Teepa Snow. These workshops can provide essential information on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.


Select one or both of these workshops.  Lunch will be provided for $5 to those staying for both.


Workshop 1:  It's All In Your Approach: Making Positive Connections (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)


Improve your ability to approach, connect and provide care for those living with dementia.  Learn to recognize and address sensory needs and tolerance, including Visual-Verbal-Touch, and the 3 zones of human awareness. Practice "care partnering" techniques including Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA), Hand Under Hand™ (HUH) and modifications by level of dementia. 


Workshop 2:  Dining with Dementia, Techniques to Bring Joy to the Table (12:30 PM – 2:30 PM) 

Learn to understand visual, verbal and physical interaction skills to optimize engagement in meals. Learn interventions to support meals and drinks that provide pleasure and interest while minimizing risk and optimizing nourishment and hydration. Explore ways to address concerns and reach consensus regarding late life care and end of life support when eating and drinking are becoming no longer safe or desired. Learn to modify foods for to accommodate chewing and swallowing challenges and changes.

Event Schedule

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019
9:30amPositive Approach to Dementia Care: It's All In Your Approach - Making Positive Connections
11:00amPositive Approach to Dementia Care: Dining With Dementia, Techniques to Bring Joy to the Table
11:30amPurchase Lunch (Optional) $5

Additional Dates:

  • Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 at 9:30am
  • Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 at 11:30am
  • Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 at 11:00am

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