October 2021

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

Why Schedules are So Important in Dementia

by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

What is the value and purpose of a balanced schedule for anyone and everyone involved in dementia support, care, and life?

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Our Topic this Month:

Changes in Scheduling


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Featured Article

How To Talk To Someone Who Is Unaware That They May Be Experiencing Symptoms of Dementia
by Valerie Feurich  

Tips for having a better conversation with someone who may be demonstrating signs of dementia.
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People Living With Dementia

An Interview with Joanna Fix
by Kathryn Quinlan and Joanna Fix

Joanna Fix, who is living with Alzheimers, shares her book, beads, and art in this month's interview.
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Family/Friend Care Partners

True Love, a Musical Moment (Audio)
by Mary Sue Wilkinson

How did one special song help someone get their needs met? Listen in as Mary Sue describes a very special music moment in this 2 minute audio clip.
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Resource Connections

The PAC Connector - Changes in Scheduling
by Amanda Bulgarelli   

Did you know that each month, Teepa offers over 35 hours of FREE time, content, and programming just for you?
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Preserving Your Relationship When You're Short on Time (Video)
by Teepa Snow and Christine Browdy

Teepa and Christine discuss caregiver relationships and the messages that might be given when you're trying to take care of your agenda in a hurry.
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Certified Community Connections

Capturing the Moment
by Gretchen M. Ashton

To be a true champion of care, it is not simply about doing things because they’ve always been done that way. It’s about finding what works in the moment that makes a positive difference for the present and the future.
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Schedules, Routines, and Transitioning Tasks, Oh My!
by Julie Gala

A look at how GEMS States may respond to a lack of schedules, routines, or sudden changes in task transitions and what we can do to support people in each state.
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Good Intentions Are Not Always Helpful
by Dr. Amanda Mullen

Pat's visit to the hospital...Did Pat benefit from knowing the plan ahead of time, or did it do more harm than good?
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Organizational Care

How Can My Company Move Past Just Stayin' Alive?
by Debi Tyler Newsom  

Schedules give us predictability and a sense of order. What are the things that provide a sense of order and structure within an organization?
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Teepa Snow’s newest book, Understanding the Changing  Brain, is now available on Amazon. 

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Professional Connections

Take Pride in the Process
by Stephanie "Teffie" Landmann

Intent, purpose, and pride is critical, especially for a caregiver, just ask Teffie's dad.
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