June 17, 2019: Dementia Conference

Dementia: Navigating the Journey

June 17, 2019 from 7:30 am – 4:45 pm

Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom


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The Healthcare Association of Hawaii is proud to present this one-day conference with nationally-recognized dementia expert, Teepa Snow.  A dynamic speaker, Teepa brings insight and humor while sharing a positive approach to dementia care.

Teepa’s use of role play engages the audience and makes for memorable lessons learned. Practical and pragmatic, she shares knowledge, options and approaches for healthcare staff to better engage with and care for those living with dementia. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the world of dementia in a different light and to continue your journey in having a positive impact on those you care for.


Attendees of this conference will learn:

  • How to communicate with someone living with dementia
  • Managing other medical conditions for those living with dementia
  • Coping with challenging behaviors in dementia care
  • Humor and caregiving


Healthcare professionals who care for individuals living with dementia including administrators/leadership, managers, nurses, therapists, social workers and direct care staff.


Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Teepa is an occupational therapist currently working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist. She has an independent practice. She has clinical appointments with Duke University’s School of Nursing and UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. She provides educational and training sessions to organizations and providers throughout the US & Canada. She works closely with various dementia specialty service providers in both nations to develop, improve, and optimize programs and services to people living with dementia, their care partners, and family members. Additionally, she works with individuals and support systems to help problem solve challenging situations.

Teepa has over 33 years of experience in geriatrics, but she has also provided care to a variety of family members with dementing illnesses. Additionally, she has served as the education director and lead trainer for the Eastern NC Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She has a strong and varied clinical & teaching background. She was the OT director in a head injury facility, a clinical specialist in geria­trics at a VA Medical Center and has worked as a restorative care coordinator for long term care facilities, as well as providing direct care in community, home health, long term care, assisted living, and rehabilitation settings and teaching community college, university, and post-graduate programs. She has worked collaboratively to conduct clinical research in a variety of settings and on a variety of geriatric topics throughout her career.

Teepa is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has developed multiple training videos, published many articles, and presents all across the continent on a variety of topics and to a wide variety of audiences. For the past 6 years she has presented over 350 programs each year. She has received many awards for her clinical and teaching skills from a wide variety of organizations.


7:30 am – 8:25 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:25 am – 8:30 am Welcome & Introduction

8:30 am – 10:15 am How to Communicate with Someone Living with Dementia

10:15 am – 10:30 am Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Managing Other Medical Conditions for Those Living with Dementia

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Buffet lunch

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Coping with Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Care

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break

3:00 pm – 4:40 pm Humor and Caregiving

4:40 – 4:45 pm Closing Thoughts

This continuing nursing education activity was approved for 6.5 contact hours by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval valid through 6/17/2021. OCEAN ID #2019-30.

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers – Hawai’i Chapter (Approval HI62792019-118) for up to 6 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

State licensure boards have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.
There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter with this learning activity.

To receive a Certificate of Completion, the registration fee must be paid, and each individual must sign-in and complete the evaluation at the end of the workshop.  Please allow 45 days for processing of certificates.  Contact Lori Henning at lhenning@hah.org for more information.

DRAFT Certificates of Completion:

  • To access the draft nursing certificate, click here.
  • To access the draft social work certificate, click here.


Registration Fees 

  • HAH Member: $199 per person
  • Non-Member: $229 per person



Click here to pay via credit card (see below for how to pay by check).

Credit cards accepted are:  Mastercard, Visa and Discover.

Make checks out to HHERF and mail to:

Healthcare Association of Hawaii
707 Richards Street, PH2
Honolulu, HI 96813

*Cancellations will be accepted until Wednesday, June 12, 2019, and will be charged a processing fee. Email lhenning@hah.org by June 12, 2019 to cancel your registration.

**NO REFUNDS for non-attendance.

This conference, Dementia: Navigating the Journey, will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel  (410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu HI 96814).

Overnight Guests

The Ala Moana Hotel is offering a 12% discount off of the best available rate at the time of booking in the Kona and Waikiki Towers, City/Mountain view. As long as rooms are available, a discounted rate will be offered.

To get the discount, you may book and pay for your reservation(s) one  of two ways:

  1. Online at alamoanahotelhonolulu.com, using  Promo CodeDEMENTIA; or,
  2. By phone, calling the Reservations Department.  If calling-in a reservation, mention the Promo Code: DEMENTIA.

Ala Moana Hotel reservations can be reached at:
1-800-367-6025; or 955-4811 from Oahu

The discount “DEMENTIA” is only valid for travel between June 14-19, 2019, based upon availability at time of booking.

The promo code will expire on 6/7/19, OR, if there are no rooms available (meaning the hotel is sold out), whichever occurs first.


Self-parking in the Ala Moana Hotel Garage will be validated.  Bring your parking stub to the workshop and we’ll validate it for you at Registration.  Valet parking is not covered and costs $25 per car. 

Interested in sponsoring this event? We have limited sponsorship opportunities, available on a first-come, first-served basis. We’d love to have your involvement!

Sponsorship opportunities include the following:

  • Gold Sponsor (1/1 SOLD): $4000
  • Silver Sponsor (1/1 SOLD): $2500
  • Bronze Sponsor (3/3 SOLD): $1000
  • Exhibitor Table (8/9 SOLD – 1 AVAILABLE): $250

For more information and to reserve your sponsorship opportunity, contact Lori Henning at lhenning@hah.org. Mahalo!