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PAC Celebrates 10 Years with New PAC Skills Champion Workshops!

Ten years?! It is hard to believe that it has been that long since Teepa began Positive Approach® to Care (PAC). This year we are celebrating the ten-year anniversary in true PAC style. We are offering new webinars with Teepa that will feature topics that you have asked for, as well as new Level 1 and Level 2 PAC Skills … Read More

Confused About the Different Dementias?

Are you confused about the many different types of dementia that are out there? Wondering how they differ and what it means for the people you care for? The Getting Connected: Understanding Different Dementias series of webinars, led by Teepa Snow, focuses on helping you to gain awareness and knowledge of various forms and types of brain changes that are related to … Read More

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 … Read More

Perservere and Succeed

Perservere and succeed was the school motto when my children went to Junior School and somehow it resonated with me probably more than it did with my children. I find as I work with residents with cognitive issues I am saying that to myself more and more. In the past few weeks however that perserverence has led to a breakthrough with one of our residents in our Memory Care community that I would like to share with you.P. a male resident with early onset dementia, a twenty year navy veteran has

The Online Dementia Journal Needs Your Help

Hey PAC Team – we are looking for some folks who have experience working with people who are living with Lewy Body. Is this you or someone you know that might be willing to share for an upcoming Journal article?We are wanting to hear/share more on the importance of permission to facilitate guidance and help with ADLs without making it feel like an intrusion. Also – developing a strong relationship that would allow a “friend” to notice and support when a family member or professional would not be

Inter generational music therapy unites toddlers and seniors at Guelph nursing home

‘I don’t know what’s better, seeing the look on the babies’ faces or on the honorary grandmas and grandpas’Feb 1, 2018 12:55 PM by: Tony Saxon/ Guelph today.comMusic and some super cute toddlers are being used in an inter generational music therapy program at a Guelph long-term care facility.It sees moms bring in their young children to share time, space and music with seniors, benefiting both sides of the age spectrum.The eight-week program is taking place at The Village of Riverside Glen’s

Dealing with Challenging Situations

In the last few weeks, I have received three reports from the nursing home where my dad lives, regarding his “aggressive behavior”. Each time, the nurse begins the call with “there was an incident with your dad this morning.” It almost always continues with “the staff person was trying to help him get dressed or was taking him to the shower, and he hit her.” When I ask for more information such as “What did she say?” or “How did she approach him?” the answer is “well, I don’t know, I just know

Non Verbal Communication

Non-Verbal CommunicationWe all have a concept in mind when we talk about non-verbal communication and I am sure that most of us think in terms of “Body Language”. Whether it be expressions, smiles, movement, hugs, hand gestures or miming.We might also think of non-verbal communication in writings or simple drawings that depict what we are trying to say or others are trying to communicate to us. Or in having a chart that can be pointed to that shows us what someone is trying to tell us.A few

Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping

Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.By Mayo Clinic StaffThe holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few.But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even