Past Events & Offerings

Past Offerings Designed for All: Family, Friends, Caregivers, Community Members

Our Aging Brain: What is Typical and when to be Concerned

What is normal and when should we be concerned?
If thinking and memory problems arise, can it be something reversible? YES!

Learn about the causes of these symptoms, what you can do to improve them, and how to know if it’s something more serious.

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Changing Relationships with Dementia

Relationships inevitably change as dementia progresses.
This can be devastating and challenging as you roll through the stages of grief.

Let’s talk about the changing relationships, what is normal, and what can be better.
The more prepared we are the more we can create a future of thriving and not just surviving. 

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Language of Dementia & Finding Success: The FISH Approach
Caring for a person with dementia is not a “common sense” task.

As care partners, we can find ourselves in communication snags with our loved one with dementia. Together we will untangle these challenging situations and explore new tools to help in your caregiving journey.

Let’s talk about different communication strategies we can practice to help the person with dementia experience the best emotions possible in every situation.

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Challenging Conversations with Someone with Brain Changes
My loved one is making decisions that worry me but when I try to talk to them, it goes all wrong.
Discussing complex topics with someone experiencing brain changes can prove to be very challenging.

Learn some techniques to help smooth these rough patches.

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Progression of Dementia: What Skills Remain

Often the progression of dementia is measured in stages and focuses on what skills are lost.
This doesn’t give us any tools to help provide care and support.

There is a better way to understand the progression of the disease-by looking at what skills remain.

With Teepa Snow’s GEMS State Model, attendees will gain deeper insight into the experience of the person with brain changes and shift their support accordingly.

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Balancing Risk and Independence

When should they stop driving?
How do I keep them from leaving home unexpectedly?
When do I need to look for a facility?

These questions and more are explored as we talk about maintaining independence and evaluating risk in the day to day for people living with dementia.

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Caring for Yourself Through the Dementia Journey

Oh the guilt! It can feel impossible to give yourself permission to do something enjoyable while a loved one is experiencing the brain changes related to dementia. How we care for ourselves will impact the person receiving our care.

Let’s talk about how to navigate this seemingly impossible situation. There is a better way.

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Grief and Ambiguous Loss in Caregiving
The loss of a loved one has many faces.
Whether it is an unexpected sudden death or a slow progression towards end of life, the grieving process can look different for every individual.

When there is lack of closure or resolution accompanying a loss, it complicates the grieving process.

Let’s explore the experience of ambiguous loss in general as well as for care partners of people with dementia.

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My Family is in a Facility. Now What?

You’ve worked hard to care for your loved one for so long.
You’ve made the tough decision to move them to a facility.
You may ask yourself, “What is my role now?”
What can I expect from the facility?

Let’s talk about these and other questions that come up when we make this life changing transition.

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Designed with Professional Caregivers in Mind

Curiosity and Approach Guide: Quality Dementia Care

Caring for a person with dementia is not a “common sense” task and those privileged to care for this vulnerable population walk away with increased knowledge of dementia and concrete tools to use to support the residents throughout the disease.

This workshop is offered using the Adult Experiential Learning Cycle so attendees not only learn the material but they process what they learned, make connections to their real life experience and leave prepared to apply these skills. Attendees learn how a person with dementia is experiencing a situation and what to look for in their body language, tone of voice, and actions to better understand what is being communicated.

A step-by-step positive approach is provided and practiced in this interactive workshop inspired by Teepa Snow and her Positive Approach to Care model.

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Dementia Care Champion Courses
Learn the Positive Physical Approach™ to improve connections, relationships, and task completion.

These highly interactive classes are two hours each, and can be taken in any order.

Champion Course 1 Includes:

  • Hands-on skill building for immediate application in daily care or therapeutic practices
  • Learning how different cues can increase productivity and reduce challenging situations
  • Modifications that can help improve outcomes for both people living with dementia and providers

Champion Course 2 Includes:

  • Adapt your Positive Physical Approach™ to more situations
  • Learn and practice the Hand-under-Hand® guidance and support method
  • Gain greater awareness and knowledge about how to support the person living with dementia

Champion Course 3 Includes:

  • A greater awareness and knowledge of the different GEMS® states
  • Assessing and adapting to continue to build relationships and achieve positive outcomes
  • Gaining a sense of control and self-direction through matching cues and support for each of the six GEMS® states

Champion Course 4 Includes:

  • Developing the ability to observe and recognize a person’s GEMS® state
  • Focusing on the Positive Physical Approach™ as a dynamic assessment of an individual
  • Identifying the characteristics and what it means to be living in the world with changes in abilities

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Disclaimer: I am certified to implement the teachings and trainings about dementia of Teepa Snow and the Positive Approach to Care® (PAC). While based on the educational content from Teepa, and inspired by my Certification, views or opinions expressed, and additional content offered here, are representative of me, independent of the PAC organization.

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