Piedmont Crossing trains to rethink care for those with dementia

Piedmont Crossing, a continuing care retirement community in Thomasville, has implementated of Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care. This training model offers care techniques and education that increase the communication between someone with dementia and their caretaker resulting in a positive interaction. Jan Briggs, health center administrator at Piedmont Crossing and a registered nurse, was eager to find a program … Read More

What to Say and Do When Someone Doesn’t Recognize You

by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA There are times when someone living with dementia doesn’t know me or calls me other people and curses when I tell them I am me!! When someone thinks you aren’t who you say you are, it can be a real b*tch! It can feel like the person is losing you and you are losing … Read More

Australia – Here we Come!!!!

Be on the look out, mates! Heat up the billy! Come August 11th, Teepa will be in the Land Down Under! Who’s along for the trip? Dick Snow, my husband of over 40 years, and Courtney, our International PAC Services Lead. What am I doing? Well, I am kicking off my trip with a landing in Sydney to get through … Read More

How to Assist Someone to Sit

Take a look at this video clip: All transitions in movement are challenging when the brain is failing. Sustaining a rhythm is easier than changing that rhythm, going from being seated to standing, from standing to walking, from walking to stopping, from standing to sitting. Which of these do you think is more complicated and difficult for a person with … Read More

What’s Happening at PAC this Week: May 13 – 18

  PAC Happenings for May 13-May 18 and more… What is Teepa Up to Now? Teepa is speaking at the Michigan Assisted Living Association Conference on May 13th in Lansing, Michigan. Click here for more information on this Pre-Conference full day training. On Tuesday, she is in Hutchinson, MN for a program sponsored by the Senior Providers of McLeod County. … Read More