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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 20, 2011

Free Webinars to Feature Dementia Care Expert Teepa Snow
Alzheimer’s Foundation and Senior Helpers Sponsor Series to Shed Light on Disease

NEW YORK, NY—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and Senior Helpers are sponsoring a free Webinar series this fall that will feature renowned dementia care expert Teepa Snow and assist both family caregivers and healthcare professionals in “moving forward” with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Each of the three one-hour Webinars in “Moving Forward with Alzheimer’s & Dementia” will present meaningful strategies, ideas and resources for caregivers with the goal of providing optimal care to the growing number of individuals with the brain disorder.

The first Webinar will be held on September 26 at 2 p.m. ET and will look at “Dementia Care: Seeing it from the Other Side.” In this session, Snow will address some of the most common questions regarding dementia, including the differences between dementia and normal aging, and understanding the various symptoms that emerge and how to effectively address them.

Part two on November 21 at 2 p.m. ET will examine the various forms of dementia, with an eye on tailoring treatments and interventions for each type.

In the third Webinar on December 19 at 2 p.m. ET, Snow will help caregivers “see the positive and what is, instead of what was” by learning how to focus on the person while understanding the progression of the disease.

Snow, an occupational therapist who began her career as a direct caregiver, is a dementia expert who trains and consults for agencies, facilities and families nationwide. She uses a unique, interactive style that offers first-hand insight and hands-on skills for caring for people with dementia.

The Web seminars are presented by the American Society on Aging and offer free continuing education units. For more information and to register, visit www.asaging.org/web-seminars.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a national nonprofit organization that unites more than 1,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include counseling and referrals by licensed social workers via a toll-free hot line, e-mail, Skype, and live chat; educational materials; a free caregiver magazine; and professional training. For more information, call 866-AFA-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org.

Senior Helpers connects professional caregivers with seniors who wish to live at home as opposed to a nursing or assisted living facility. The company has nearly 300 franchises in 40 states and one Canadian province offering a wide range of personal and companion care services to assist seniors living independently with a strong focus on quality of life for the client and peace of mind for their families. Senior Helpers strives to be the leading companion and personal care provider that offers dependable, consistent, and affordable home care. For more information, visit www.seniorhelpers.com.

Contact: Carol Steinberg
Phone: 866-AFA-8484