September 2021

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

How Touch Tolerance Changes with Dementia

by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

How does touch and tolerance to touch change with dementia? Why is it important how and where we touch? Why should you use a Positive Physical Approach™? What are some physical, mental, sensory, or spiritual conditions or changes that impact touch preferences?
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Our Topic this Month:

Changes in Touch Tolerance


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Featured Articles

How to Calm Angry Outbursts of People Living with Dementia
by Valerie Feurich  

Strategies and tips for creating calm and balance when tolerance is lowered.
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Family/Friend Care Partners

It's All In Your Approach
by Laura Case  

Once you establish a Positive Physical Approach, how are you then supporting them after initial contact? Learn effective techniques to handle challenging situations and provide the best dental care for a person living with dementia.
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Resource Connections

The PAC Connector - Changes in Touch Tolerance
by Amanda Bulgarelli   

Free resources as well as PAC products, services, events, and relationship opportunities.
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Dental Care and Dementia (Video)
by Positive Approach to Care  

Learn effective techniques to provide the best dental care for a person living with dementia.
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Foot Care and Dementia (Video)
by Positive Approach to Care 

Watch Teepa demonstrate several ways to make footcare acceptable and easier for someone who has trouble with someone else touching them.
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Certified Community Connections

Patterns of Touch
by Gretchen M. Ashton

How can patterns of touch help me as caregiver/care partner?
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It's Not Just A Hug
by Dawn Wiggins

Everything you didn't know about hugs. How many are you getting vs. how many do you need?
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Organizational Care

Does Your Organization Have the Magic Touch?
by Debi Tyler Newsom  

How can an organization promote the right touch (impact) and also develop tolerance among staff?
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Professional Connections

Visual, Verbal, then Touch
by Stephanie "Teffie" Landmann and Jason Bremer

The act of receiving a hug from the perspective of a person living with dementia.
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Teepa Snow’s newest book, Understanding the Changing  Brain, now available on Amazon. 

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