Positive Approach to Care: PAC Videos About Dementia

Information from the Positive Approach to Care

Hi! I’m Teepa Snow. I’m a dementia-care education specialist with a background in occupational therapy and close to 40 years of clinical practice. I’ve worked in a variety of settings, with a variety of people, and would say I have learned a lot. I do a special kind of experiential training called multi-modal learning. I help people move past many commonly held, though inaccurate, beliefs about dementia, to create awareness of what is actually happening within a changing brain. I help build knowledge so that everyone one involved in support or care, as well as, people living with dementia understand the how and why behind changing behaviors, emotions, interactions, and reactions.

Ultimately, my goal is to help people build their skill sets. I believe, if we are going to make a difference, we must be willing to change, rather than try to get the person living with dementia to change back into the person they were before the condition started. The condition is changing them, so we change or we are not helpful.

The question for me is: What are you going to do about it? If you are interested, take a look, and then try some of the tips I have provided. You can be the big difference in the quality of someone’s life. I believe it’s not about where the journey ends, it’s about who you are with and how you get there…

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