Visiting Angels East Valley and Successful Aging AZ Present
Dementia Care Without The Fight
How to Become a Better Care Partner
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 9:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Sun Lakes United Methodist Church
9248 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes, AZ, 85248
Free for Families Living with Dementia
$95 includes NCIA CD Credits
International Dementia Expert and Educator
Positive Approach to Care
Teepa believes that “Rewiring our own perceptions, attitudes, communication strategies, actions, and responses, provides the shift that promotes change for the others around us.”
Originally from West Virginia and western Pennsylvania, Teepa now lives outside Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Duke University with a degree in Zoology. She received her MS degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She has a wealth of clinical, teaching, and research experiences that have informed and influenced her philosophy, approach, and practice. Teepa has worked as part of Duke University Medical Center’s Neuro-Rehabilitation Team, at UNC-CH’s Geriatric Clinic, as an OT director in a head injury facility, as a clinical specialist in geriatrics for a Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, and as a therapist and restorative care coordinator for long term care facilities. Her hands-on caregiving experiences include providing direct care in community and wellness centers, day programming sites, home care settings, assisted living and CCRC communities, long term care facilities, out-patient clinics, hospitals, hospice, and rehabilitation settings. Teepa currently has a clinical appointment with Duke University’s School of Nursing. She has held a clinical appointment with both Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine for over 20 years. Previously, she served as the Director of Education and Lead Trainer for the Eastern N.C. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as the Program Director of Durham Technical Community College’s OTA program.