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Teepa Snow Webinar Series



Living with Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Teepa Snow and Positive Approach to Care hosted a

webinar exclusively for WALA members and we're happy to share

that these recordings are now available for ALL!


Teepa addressed practical, realistic strategies, and techniques to reduce

risk while providing quality care for people living with dementia in congregate residential



This webinar will focus on dementia and care during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Approaches and techniques shared will have long-term application for care providers.


When: This 2-hour webinar is offered in two 60-minute viewings


Where: Virtual Event - a link will be emailed upon registration


Registration Fee: 

                   WALA Members: No Charge

                   Non-Members: $30



Session Details:

The goal of maintaining a six-foot social distancing boundary among people living with dementia (PLwD) housed in a setting designed for congregate living and social integration is simply not logical, reasonable, or achievable. To support both the health care providers choosing to provide care and the individuals who are housed in these settings, something more and different is needed.


This webinar highlights different, person-centered working practices and routines to optimize the well-being of all involved. The challenge of following isolation guidelines without causing potentially irreparable harm to individuals and their relationship with those providing the only human contact they will experience will be addressed.


Topics addressed and attendee take-aways include:

  • Assist program leaders and staff in identifying ability levels and needs for those within the care setting; determine who will be able to adhere to the social distancing protocol and who will require alternate care provision
  • Provide care staff with techniques to interact within intimate space and intimate care tasks with reasonable protection while actively engaging the PLwD in a friendly and supportive manner
  • Provide care staff with environmental modifications that balance the need of PLwD to follow routines and rituals with efforts to minimize shared contact with common surfaces/objects; with practices that minimize the potential for cross-contamination 
  • Offer gathering plans and actions that provide meaningful, energizing social opportunities, and connections in 1:1, small groups, and larger groups while minimizing potential for COVID-19 transmission (given the patterns known to date) among staff and PLwD
  • Provide program leaders and staff with effective, accurate language, and rationale to share with families and authorities



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