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GEMS Poster

GEMS Poster


This educational POSTER shares the characteristics of Teepa's GEMS® and is a beautiful and thought provoking addition to any environment seeking awareness for individuals working or living with dementia. Learn from the Sapphire, Diamond, Emerald, Amber, Ruby and Pearl cognitive and physical abilities shared in this dementia classification model. The 22" x 28" poster promotes positive perspective and realistic expectations for interaction with changing states and abilities due to brain change. Teepa's model encourages providers to learn to assess "moments" of ability and respond accordingly. Dementia creates structural but also chemistry brain change that can cause individuals to move in and out of GEMS® levels monthly, weekly, or even daily. This education and exposure to specific indicators of ability is sure to grow observation skills, person-centered care practices, and empathy for those living with dementia.



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  1. Love! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 20th 2017

    I have put this poster up in our Memory Care area. The nurses and aides are enjoying trying to figure out what gem the residents are and how they can intermingle into another gem.

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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.