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Crystal Yost, Program Director at Impressions Memory Care Receives Dementia Certification from Nationally Recognized Dementia Educator, Teepa Snow

Crystal Yost, Program Director at Impressions Memory Care, recently earned her Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Trainer Certification. Crystal, who has been the Program Director at Impressions Memory Care since it’s opening in September 2014, delivers a person-centered approach through programming.  Impressions Memory Care at Bryn Mawr is a secure, intimate neighborhood that promotes familiarity, personal interaction and comfort between our residents and caring staff. 

Dementia is a progressive brain disease that over 5 million Americans are living with, the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, touches the lives of an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. Nationally recognized dementia educator and trainer, Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA has helped thousands of people by sharing her dementia care philosophy and caregiving techniques. She is an advocate for those living with dementia and has made it her personal mission to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with such challenges and change. Teepa’s teaching style integrates facts about the brain and what happens to someone when doing, thinking, reasoning or processing becomes difficult.

Crystal has demonstrated the ability to train others in Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care philosophy…teaching awareness, knowledge, and skill development in a classroom, community, or support group setting. The experiential and interactive course provides dementia related awareness and knowledge, and in-depth look into various learning styles and facilitation techniques that engage learners. Certification requirements include 6 hours of online training, an 8 hour classroom training and post training follow up.

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“Latest Facts & Figures Report l Alzheimer’s Association.” Latest Facts & Figures Report l Alzheimer’s Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2013

Pictured from Left to Right: Crystal Yost (Program Director at Impressions Memory Care), and Impressions resident, Susan Bisanti.