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Dementia Caregiver Guide

Dementia Caregiver Guide


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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

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  1. Help for Caregivers_ The Guide 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Sep 16th 2018

    The Dementia Caregiver Guide has been a tremendous aid to my practice. I am a Massage Therapist who has incorporated Hospice and Palliative Massage into my business model. The Dementia Caregiver Guide has enabled me to help caregivers better understand the sufferer's perspective better. This has always minimized frustration levels and lowered tensions. My clients truly appreciated the Guide.

  2. Great resource 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 16th 2018

    Very well written short and concise. I bring it with me whenever working with clients

  3. Must Read 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 24th 2018

    Very useful

  4. Too many photos 3 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 30th 2018

    While I appreciated the written content, the photos were too many in my humble opinion.
    For $25 US I felt I did not get enough value.

  5. Concise and clear. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 4th 2018

    Extremely helpful.

    The GEMS poster, however, needs work. It is a paper product which does not hold up well when posting on a surface.

  6. Very Helpful! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 29th 2018

    Great guide in understanding the changes being experienced by someone living with dementia and the best way to offer support.

  7. Wonderful! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 11th 2018

    Definitely gives an insight to the transition from caregiver to care partner. Better understanding of what we are still able to do.

  8. Wonderful! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 11th 2018

    Definitely gives an insight to the transition from caregiver to care partner. Better understanding of what we are still able to do.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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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.