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Live Webinar Events - Getting Connected: Building Skill to Support GEMS®

This series, led by Teepa Snow, focuses on enhancing interaction skills and appreciating the changes that people living with dementia (PLWD) experience that may effect many aspects of life.

REGISTRATION FOR EACH EVENT WILL CLOSE 24 TO 48 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT.

$20.00 per session (includes access to the recording). 
All live sessions are limited to 500 participants.

Please note:  These webinars were designed for learners with previous exposure to Teepa Snow's methodologies and the GEMS® Model.  If you are looking for foundational awareness and support, please email us and we can provide you with some resources to get you started.

Licensing Disclaimer:  This content is intended for individual use only.  If you are interested in multiple party viewings or licensing of this content for use in your training services, please contact the licensing team for further information.

If you have questions regarding the webinars, please contact Corrie Phillips.

Choose from the sessions listed below:

Creating Pleasure with Amber
(Mid Stage Dementia)

September 22, 2017
9-10:30 am EDT
$20.00 (includes access to the recording)

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Finding the just right experiences and having options and alternatives available at all times takes a lot out of care supporters. This session will help develop a tool chest and activity box collection to have on hand. You will have to bring your curiosity and flexibility!

 

 

Coping with Ruby Distress
(Late Stage Dementia)

October 27, 2017
9-10:30 am EDT
$20.00 (includes access to the recording)

Working with someone who has only gross motor skills and big movements can frustrate many people, so we still try to use words and gestures, and tasks that have little or no meaning for the person we are trying to help. In this session, we will work on adapting our efforts to better match what we are noticing and offer care in ways that are less confusing, overwhelming, and distressing.

 

Creating Pleasure with Rubies
(Late Stage Dementia)

November 17, 2017
9-10:30 am EST
$20.00 (includes access to the recording)

When working with someone in a Ruby state, it is vital to appreciate little whispers, movements, and signals. Creating pleasure will not always result in the BIG win, but it can have some amazing results, when your expectations change. This session will help you consider that option.

Coping with Pearl Distress and Creating Pleasure with Pearls
(Late Stage Dementia)

December 15, 2017
9-11 am EST (2 hours)
$20.00 (includes access to the recording)

Recognizing signs of someone living in a Pearl state should signal a shift in our support and care, but this final transition can be very difficult to manage. The first half of this session will focus on awareness, knowledge, and skills that can help us know that we are truly learning the art of letting go, not giving up as the person begins to leave this life.  The second half will help us seek to find pleasure in the experience of being with the person as the long journey is ending and a life is completed.

 

The webinars listed below are now available through our online streaming portal:

 

Using PPA with Various GEMS® States – Assessing Abilities with Your Approach

January 28, 2017
9-10:30 am EST
Participation in this session is FREE!

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PPA is designed to help you quickly determine a person’s ability to respond to cues and take in information. This session highlights the value of noticing what is happening and how quickly it is happening so you can identify GEMS® and emotional state before you introduce an agenda.



 

Connecting with Various GEMS® States – Using Cues that Match Ability

February 24, 2017
9-10:30 am EST
$20.00 (includes access to the recording)

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In this session, the five techniques of getting quickly connected to another person will be applied to each of the GEMS®.


 


 

 

Getting the Task Started with Various GEMS® States

March 24, 2017
9-10:30 am EST
$20.00 (includes access to the recording)

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So now what? You used Positive Physical Approach, connected, and now it’s time to introduce the agenda. This session will cover the five ways to get things started, explore how you keep it going, and finally how to finish the interaction, no matter what. Each of the GEMS® will be addressed.

 


 

Coping with Diamond Distress
(Early Stage Dementia)

April 14, 2017
9-10:30 am EDT
$20.00 (includes access to the recording)

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Recognizing the signs of Diamond distress and offering the right responses and support can make the difference between a successful interaction and one that blows up or fizzles out. We will explore impact of awareness and personality as we address common challenges.

 


Creating Pleasure with Diamonds
(Early Stage Dementia)

May 20, 2017
9-10:30 am EDT
$20.00 (includes access to the recording)

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This session will focus on the resources and skills needed to provide Diamonds with a sense of pleasure and satisfaction in their lives. We will use ME SHEETS to help determine opportunities to explore while integrating the changing abilities and probable changes into the mix.

 

Coping with Emerald Distress
(Early Stage Dementia)

June 16, 2017
9-10:30 am EDT
$20.00 (includes access to the recording)

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Emeralds are changing and it is noticeable. This session with highlight common risky situations and how to minimize mistakes and optimize opportunities for everyone getting some of what they want and need to feel OK.


 

Creating Pleasure with Emeralds
(Early Stage Dementia)

July 15, 2017
9-11 am EDT
$20.00 (includes access to the recording)

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Finding ways to use the past abilities and interests can become more challenging as skill and focus shifts. This session will help work on simplifying without babifying. Using real pieces of life in shorter bits will be a critical piece for success.

 


Coping with Amber Distress
(Mid Stage Dementia)

August 4, 2017
9-10:30 am EDT
$20.00 (includes access to the recording)

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When someone is living in the moment and driven by sensory needs while being victim to sensory intolerance, life is a challenge, having relationships are hard, and getting anything done can seem impossible. This session will help build skills in figuring out what is driving the behavior of the moment and offer alternatives that have potential to flip a switch.


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Teepa Snow’s philosophy and education is reflective of her life-long journey professionally caring for and personally living with various forms of dementia. This person-centered approach evolved to meet the complex and unique needs of individuals using effective and structured technique. Teepa and her company strive to grow appreciation of differences that will lead to better care and support of those living with changing abilities.