Dementia Caregivers Guide - Book
Dementia Caregivers Guide: Teepa Snow's Positive Approach Techniques for Caregiving Alzheimer's and other forms of Dementia is a refreshing book full of pictures, understanding, and unique techniques that will grow appreciation of what is possible for individuals with advancing dementia.
Designed to help caregivers, family members, and friends see more than just LOSS in changing abilities, Teepa's Positive Approach will teach readers to have interactions that are more positive, communication that is more productive, and care that is more effective and less challenging for all concerned.
Teepa's GEMS are indicators that guide caregivers to notice and determine an individual's existing abilities one moment at a time. In response to what is seen, heard, and experienced, the different GEMS direct caregivers to adjust expectations and hands on care in order to meet the ever-changing needs of those with Alzheimer's and other forms of Dementia. The GEM levels were developed after 20 years of working with existing dementia progression rating systems and finding they weren’t quite enough. Teepa Snow's efforts to simplify a very complex process into a structured Positive Approach are to better support all involved and living with changing abilities.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRINTED BOOK AND NOT A DVD!
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Teepa Snow is an advocate for those living with dementia and has made it her personal mission to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with such challenges and seeks to change and improve life for everyone involved. Her Positive Approach perspective will help you acknowledge the need to let go of abilities someone may have lost, while learning to celebrate and make use of the available brain function that remains. The goal is to provide better support, improved care relations, and more accurate understanding of the personal experiences of someone living with dementia or other impairments in brain function.