July 2021

"Until There's A Cure, There's Care." - Teepa Snow

Mobility and Movement Changes

by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

What is normal with various dementias and what is common? What could possibly be altered and what is just too much to address? How and with whom do we talk about risk and safety and mobility when mobility involves vehicles, public transportation, equipment, devices, and resting places? Is there any such thing as a safe place for Mom?

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Coping with Dementia LLC
is very excited to announce that they are hosting an essay contest to award a full scholarship to PAC's Virtual Conference: All GEMS® Can Shine.

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Our Topic this Month:

Changes in Movement Mobility

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Differing Dementias and How to Address Mobility Issues
by Matthew Christopher

Dementia and mobility, knowing what to expect and how to adjust can make all the difference for you and those you care for.
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The Great Hip Strategy
by Deirdre Thornton

At PAC, when talking about supportive environments, we often reference four Ss to ensure that the environment matches the abilities of a PLwD.
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People Living With Dementia

Lauren With a Side of Lewy
by Lauren U

It's not looking good. I'm scared. Incredibly scared. My head is flooded with this intense love and fear. I have nothing else.  
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Family/Friend Care Partners

3 Strategies for Creating Meaningful Moments in Dementia Care
by Valerie Feurich  

Have you ever wondered how to create more meaningful moments for you to share with your person living with dementia?
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4 Options to Overcome Mobility Barriers
by Carolyn Lukert 

What type of dementia is onboard? Where is my person in his/her dementia experience? How do we change support?
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Professional Connections

PAC Will Have You On the Edge of Your Seat
by Stephanie "Teffie" Landmann

Check out this video where Amanda helps with Hand-under-Hand® (HuH) to support someone from sitting to standing.
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Resource Connection

The PAC Connector - Movement Mobility Changes
by Amanda Bulgarelli   

Find PAC products, services, events, relationship opportunities, and Free resources every month.
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Certified Community Connections

Fitness for Mobility
by Gretchen M. Ashton

Just think about PLwD sitting in a chair all day because they may not be able to keep themselves occupied, active, and moving. Consider the physical toll, costs, and quality of life.
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Organizational Care

Ready to Take the First Step?
by Debi Tyler Newsom  

How do you get your organization moving towards dementia care change? 
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