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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Posted by Carla Hancock on Oct 2nd 2018
This is a great addition to the gems program created and taught by Teepa Snow. It is an at a glance, informative source that can be utilized by staff and visitors. When we don't know what to say to someone with dementia, we often can't initiate interaction. This source makes it easy!!
Posted by Unknown on Sep 30th 2018
I put this on the wall in the hallway at the Area Agency on Aging. I recommend it to every care facility I visit. This poster helps us identify what the person living with dementia is experiencing and what we can do to help make their days better.
I like the "simplicity" and "clarity".
Posted by Jude Magers on Sep 6th 2018
The Living Gems is a clear and positive introduction to appreciating the complexity and overlapping experiences when working with persons with cognitive/brain changes. A sound visual help. Concept decreases medical model labeling. I would consider changing Naturally Flawed to something more positive. Otherwise, I highly value tool.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Jun 30th 2018
Good information. Such a big poster and with small writing, it’s hard to take all in. A hand held laminated version would be helpful. Keep up the good work!
Love the info but busy background makes it hard to read!
Posted by Gina Macioce on Dec 17th 2017
Hi ! Oh please. what a wonderful poster, but all the competing background makes it hard for us to read!! I would make a more simple background so we can focus on the information we so desparately need!
recieved very late
Posted by ms on Nov 7th 2017
I received part of my order several weeks before I got the poster and when I received it It was damaged on one side.
Posted by Unknown on Oct 16th 2017
The posters are fantastic, a simple and accessible way for referencing and cueing.
Posted by Beth Alberts 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.