Enjoy the simple gift of this unique and helpful communication tool while growing awareness of what it means to be living with dementia. Teepa has been sharing the value of companion cards for years, encouraging care partners and family members to communicate "in the moment" subtle explanation of unpredicted words or deeds. Dementia affects both the limbic system and the pre-frontal cortex which can cause those affected by dementia to be impulsive or expressive with opinions they may have otherwise have kept to themselves. Doing the best with what they have, these cards advocate for someone who is living with limits in comprehension and communication. These business sized cards come with a plastic carry case and are a quick and helpful solution for care partners to use when unexpected or awkward situations arise.
Front of card reads-
Please be aware: My companion is living with brain change. I apologize in advance if something is said or done that surprises or distresses you. We are both doing the best we can.
Back of card reads-
Positive Approach to Care was formed to help care partners around the world become dementia aware, knowledgable, and skilled! Learn more about brain and ability changes that happen with various forms of dementia at www.teepasnow.com
Package includes 75 cards and 1 card carrying case.
Carrying case is now clear with a blue feather.
Very well received by family members with loved one living with dementia.
Posted by Sue Wilson on Sep 24th 2018
I shared the companion cards to the family members who participated in a recent program that I gave at a local senior citizen center. Participants all have a loved one who lives with dementia. They told me the cards would be very useful! I do wish that the cards were in a larger font and bit shorter.
Posted by Unknown on Sep 3rd 2017
I wish the writing was a bit larger and brief.
instant understanding and coompassion
Posted by Jan on Feb 8th 2017
Perfect way to tell others about the dementia and spare the PWD from feeling embarrassed. They also increases awareness to not judge too quickly. I will be ordering more!
no more awkward moments
Posted by Unknown on Sep 27th 2016
the companion cards are fantastic! when we go out in public I quietly give one to the employee so when my father-in-law starts a conversation that is totally off topic they understand. they are so kind and patient because they understand he is living with dementia!!