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What are the GEMS® and Why Should I Care?

Are you familiar with the GEMS® but not sure what this model is all about and what it means for you and the people you care for?

The GEMS® Dementia Classification model, developed by Teepa Snow, encourages you to get curious about the stages of brain change by focusing on the abilities that are present versus what is lost. It provides you with the dynamic assessment of where people are, what they need, and what is possible. This allows you to meet them where they are and change your own behavior to better meet their needs.

The Getting Connected: Building Skill to Support GEMS® series of webinars, led by Teepa Snow, focuses on enhancing interaction skills and helps you to appreciate the changes that people living with dementia experience, and how those changes affect many aspects of life. Each month, Teepa discusses a different gem state and a specific topic relevant to that gem.

The next webinar is Creating Pleasure with Amber and will be held:

September 22nd

9 – 10:30 am EDT

Cost: $20 (includes access to the recording)

In this webinar, you will learn how to find ‘just right’ experiences for a person living with dementia and how to have options and alternatives available to you in all situations. This session will help you to develop a tool chest and an activity box to have on hand. Bring your curiosity and flexibility, and be sure to join us for this interactive and engaging webinar!

Space is limited. Click here to register today.

About the Speaker: Teepa Snow is one of America’s leading educators on dementia. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for more than 30 years, her wealth of experience led her to develop Positive Approach® to Care techniques and training models that are now used by families and professionals working or living with dementia or other brain changes throughout the world. She also developed the GEMS® model to be utilized as a means to improve interaction and appreciation of individuals. To learn more, visit www.teepasnow.com.

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