“I Want to Go Home!” Exploring Messages From Someone Living With Dementia

This JUST ADDED: Free one-hour webinar from Teepa Snow

Thursday, July 22, 2021

2:00 PM ET

Recording link will be provided to those who register.

Pro tip: Keep that recording link and use it for a future In-service.

Positive Approach Dementia Trainer, Teepa Snow, has teamed up with Home Care & Hospice education provider, Relias, to offer “I Want to Go Home!” Exploring Messages From Someone Living With Dementia, an hour-long webinar on Communication on July 22 at 2:00pm.  Even though this presentation is a free outside event, and no CEUs or certificates of participation will be provided, your employees and volunteers can still use it towards their dementia training requirement.

The topic of COMMUNICATION and PERSON CENTERED CARE are both required in the New Hampshire RSA 151 year one regulation, or as “current best practices” as required for year two and beyond. Simply record participation on your personal tracking sheet (as excel or as pdf) or whatever way you have determined is the best to track your education.

All registrants will receive a copy of the recorded webinar and slides. Test the computer that you will be using for the live event and make sure you have the minimum technical requirements. We also recommend reviewing the ON24 Event Help Guide for answers to frequently asked questions.

Listen to a short excerpt of this session on Spotify:

In this session, we will explore various examples of the “I want to go home!” statement/request from someone living with dementia. Some variations will be based on what degree of dementia the person is experiencing at that time. Other possibilities are related to environmental features and long-term patterns that relate to the dementia patient’s past. The major focus of the session, however, will be responses and modifications that have greater probabilities of success and distress reduction.


  • Recognize the brain state abilities, changes, and losses that are being demonstrated by the person making the statement/request.
  • Identify at least four environmental factors and life-story factors that are probably contributing to the statement-request in a given situation.
  • Compare helpful and not-so-helpful care provider responses to determine at least three that have a higher probability of success and distress resolution when used by personnel in the situation.

Teepa Snow reviews communication challenges for those with dementia

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