Dementia Friendly Lancaster Teepa Snow Event – August 17, 2023

Teepa Snow

About the presenter:

An Occupational Therapist with more than forty years of rich and varied clinical and academic experience. Her philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first-hand caregiving experiences. Her advocacy efforts led her to the development of the GEMS® State Model for understanding the progression of dementia and changes in abilities. She also created the Positive Approach to Care® training strategies, which are effective techniques for anyone seeking to optimize care and support for those living with brain change. As the Education Director of Eastern North Carolina’s Alzheimer’s Association, she also helped to create the nation’s award-winning DVD entitled Accepting the Challenge: Providing the Best Care for People with Dementia. Her user-friendly approaches provide guidance and leadership to national efforts to promote best practices in care.

Snow’s company, Positive Approach to Care (PAC), was founded in 2006 and is now collaborating to improve dementia care in over thirty countries worldwide. PAC provides online and in-person services, training, and products to professionals, family members, the lay public, and people living with brain change. Her website,, offers educational video clips, DVDs, books, information on individual certifications, online support groups, virtual and onsite trainings, and a free monthly newsletter.

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This session is designed for care partners such as 1st Responders, Businesses, Organizations, Churches, and Families.  Teepa will focus this seminar on people living in the Early to Mid Stages of dementia.  Her topics will include such basics as Initial Awareness & Assessment of dementia, How to Approach and Engage Individuals, Reducing Fall Risks, Brain Games and other Engaging Activities, and Creating a Safe and Friendly Environment.

In this session, participants will learn the following:

  1. How to discern signs of dementia in everyday settings
  2. How to best approach and engage the person with dementia
  3. How to provide appropriate stimulation and safe, comfortable spaces

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This seminar is designed specifically for Health Care and Senior Care workers.  Teepa will provide more advanced assessment methods and tools for working with people in the Mid to Late Stages of Dementia.  Topics such as these will be covered: Working with people in dementia types Other Than Alzheimer’s, Early Onset dementia, Managing Behaviors, Challenges of Hospital and Clinical Settings, Pain and other medical conditions.

  In this session, participants will learn the following:

  1. How to better assess and address dementia types, compared to depression and delirium
  2. How to provide better care and environments in clinical and residential settings
  3. How to recognize and respond to pain and other conditions

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