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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT POSTERS SHIP SEPARATELY FROM THE REST OF YOUR ORDER AND WILL USUALLY ARRIVE 1-2 DAYS AFTER THE OTHER ITEMS IN YOUR ORDER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
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.