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TeepaSnow

Dementia Caregiver Guide

Dementia Caregiver Guide

$25.00

A collaborative effort, the Dementia Caregiver Guide reinforces the impact of Teepa Snow's guidance and person-centered care interventions within a community. In this simple, easy to read, 100 page guidebook Cedar Village shares beautiful photograhic documentation of community residents benefiting from the training and implementation of the GEMS® and Positive Approach® to Care techniques. Designed to help family members, friends, and caregivers, the purpose of this book is to help everyone understand changes that come with advancing dementia or other impairments in thinking, reasoning, or the processing of information. The goal is to provide better support and care practices when someone is living with an ever-changing condition. By appreciating what has changed but leveraging what is still possible, providers can choose interactions that are more positive, communication that is more productive, and care that is more effective and less challenging for all involved.

Table of Contents:

  • How to Use the Guidebook
  • Key Points to Remember When Using Gems
  • GEMS® Characteristics
  • Sapphire–Normal Aging, Not Dementia 2
  • Diamond–First Signs of Change or Signals of a Stressed Brain
  • Emerald–Moderate Symptoms of Cognitive Changes
  • Hand-Under-Hand™ Technique
  • How to Greet and Connect
  • Comforting and Connecting
  • The Positive Physical Approach™ with Dementia (PPA)
  • Approaching When the Person is Distressed
  • Basic Cues When Working with Dementia
  • Amber–Middle Stage Changes
  • Ruby–Late Stage Changes
  • Pearl–Late Changes, End of the Journey
  • GEMS® Support Needed
  • Conclusion
  • Teepa’s Background

Licensing Disclaimer:  This content is intended for individual use only.  If you are interested in multiple party viewings or licensing of this content for use in your training services, please contact licensing@teepasnow.com for further information.

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  1. Great Helpful Information 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Nov 2nd 2017

    This book gives real examples and explanations of the various stages of dementia along with lots of helpful information on how to deal with these stages.

  2. Love this Program 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 10th 2017

    We love the Gems format and use it at our facility all the time. Thanks Teepa you are awesome

  3. Great information 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 20th 2017

    I enjoyed this book because I like the way Teepa keeps "people" as people and can see how they can move back and forth into one gem to another. She has simplified how residents shine!

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Positive Approach to Care

Teepa Snow’s philosophy and education is reflective of her life-long journey professionally caring for and personally living with various forms of dementia. This person-centered approach evolved to meet the complex and unique needs of individuals using effective and structured technique. Teepa and her company strive to grow appreciation of differences that will lead to better care and support of those living with changing abilities.