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Group Learning Bundle: Mid-State Dementia Care Skills

$18.00 / year / per Learner (*Requires payment for a minimum of 50 Learners)

Meet your dementia education needs by giving each of your team members access to exclusive Teepa Snow Dementia Education and Care Skills content with PAC’s Online Group Learning platform!

What does this module include?

  • Four courses with over 7.5 hours of video content plus a bonus training script!
  • It’s All in Your Approach video program (123 minutes)
  • The Art of Caregiving video program (118 minutes)
  • Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Care video program (159 minutes)
  • PAC Skills Make the Difference video program (55 minutes)
  • FREE BONUS- PAC Skills Make the Difference In-Service Sessions Script 
    • 14 short In-Service training session scripts (in pdf format downloadable by purchaser)
  • Over 7.5 hours of video content. See Description tab below for curriculum details
  • Course Outlines, Course Learning Objectives and additional resource materials
  • Online Quizzes- automatically graded!
  • Automatically generated and personalized Certificates of Completion
  • One year license to use the video content
  • License subscription renews automatically each year and can be cancelled at any time

How does it work?

  • With Online Group Learning, the purchaser automatically becomes a Group Leader.
  • After purchase you can assign additional Group Leaders and add your staff members as learners.  A PAC staff member is available to assist you with this process.
  • Each learner in your group will have individual 24/7 access to the video content and materials through their own account.
  • Group Leaders can easily monitor progress and quiz results of your staff members, and download progress reports for easy documentation.

How much does it cost?

  • Starts at $900 per year which includes the first 50 learners.  Additional learners only $18 per year! License subscription renews annually.
  • Please note Online Group Learning requires a minimum purchase of 50 learners.
  • Need access for fewer than 25 staff members? Send us an email and we’ll be happy to work out a custom solution for you

How do I purchase?

  • Only one Online Group Learning product can be purchased per order.
  • During checkout you will need to create a name for your Online Group.
  • In the box below, select the maximum number of learners you may need (including you).  Additional learners cannot be added to the same group at a later time. 

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Description

Course Curriculum

It’s All In Your Approach 

Video Duration: 2 hours (123 minutes)

In It’s All In Your Approach, Teepa Snow, an internationally acclaimed Alzheimers and dementia care specialist, teaches her students how a person with dementia perceives his/her environment and how to properly adapt one’s own behavior to increase communication and the patient’s quality of life.

Learn techniques to improve communication, mutual understanding, better manage distress, and much more

Learn:

  • how a person living with dementia’s changing brain affects their memory, how they perceive their environment, and how that can lead to challenging situations
  • the key principles of care partnering
  • better strategies to offer help when the person living with dementia doesn’t seem to be aware of any changes or difficulties
  • about commonly occurring behaviors and recommended and preferred responses
  • about the cueing sequence of Visual-Verbal-Touch, especially important during later stages of the disease
  • to improve communication and mutual understanding

Course Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Your Own Behavior (44 minutes)
  • Lesson 2: Positive Physical Approach Skill (34 minutes)
  • Lesson 3: Understanding Brain Failure (45 minutes)

Video Duration: 2 hours (123 minutes)

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The Art of Caregiving

Video Duration: 2 hours (116 minutes)

In The Art of Caregiving, Teepa Snow, an internationally acclaimed Alzheimers and dementia care specialist, teaches her students how to help build skills and empower you as care partners. Teepa will demonstrate effective approaches to bathing, eating, dressing, transfers, and how to respond to certain types of reactions commonly exhibited by persons living with dementia.

Learn techniques to improve communication, mutual understanding, better manage distress, and much more

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate hands-on care partnering techniques to ease daily tasks, such as difficulty with ambulation, bathing, eating, transfers, and dressing.
  • Demonstrate the ideal way to approach and interact with a person living with dementia.
  • Discuss why a patient’s life history, personal preferences, and personality traits matter.
  • Explore the need for stress management and the importance of caring for yourself.
  • Identify ways to minimize resistance and increase positive interactions.
  • Identify different types of dementia, such as Vascular dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, and Frontotemporal dementia.
  • Learn the five emotional and five physical unmet needs that cause negative reactions when someone has dementia and limited verbal communication.

Course Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Become A Better Detective (14 min)
  • Lesson 2: Developing New Skills (40 min)
  • Lesson 3: Connecting Visually, Verbally and Physically (12 min)
  • Lesson 4: Bathing Techniques (40 min)
  • Lesson 5: How to Handle Agitation (10 min)

Video Duration: 2 hours (116 minutes)

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Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Care: Recognizing and Meeting Unmet Needs

Video Duration: 2.5 hours (159 minutes)

In Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Care: Recognizing and Meeting Unmet Needs, Teepa Snow, an internationally acclaimed Alzheimers and dementia care specialist, teaches her students how to best respond to challenging situations and to help reduce the chance of future escalations and help the person living with dementia feel at ease.

Learn techniques to improve communication, mutual understanding, better manage distress, and much more

Objectives:

  • Identify which physical and emotional needs may be causing challenging situations.
  • Explore how to figure out the problem, ease the discomfort, and calm the person in distress.
  • Demonstrate the hands-on techniques to connect and comfort using visual, verbal, physical, emotional, and spiritual communication.
  • Discuss how to create a deeper and more meaningful care approach by using Teepa’s Six Pieces of the Puzzle.

Course Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Resistive & Distressed Behaviors (15 min)
  • Lesson 2: Sexual Advances & Explicit Behaviors (45 min)
  • Lesson 3: Six Pieces of the Puzzle (70 min)
  • Lesson 4: Hallucinations & Questions and Answers (29 min)

Video Duration: 2.5 hours (159 minutes)

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PAC Skills Make the Difference

Video Duration: 1 hour (55 minutes)

Chapter 1: Positive Approach Techniques (15:00)

  • Introduction of Functions of the Brain
    • Left vs. Right side
    • Neocortex – “thinking brain”
    • Limbic System – “primitive brain”
  • Care Partner Skills
    • Agenda for care
    • Five “I’m Sorry” phrases
    • Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA) and Hand-under-Hand® (HuH)

Chapter 2:  Care Partnering with Changing Abilities (25:00)

  • Teepa’s GEMS® model to show progression of dementia and skills of those living with dementia
    • Overview
    • Sapphire, Diamond, Emerald, Amber, Ruby, Pearl

Chapter 3: Skills Practice Demonstrations (15:00)

  • PAC Skills practice and demonstrations
    • End-of-life or Pearl state use of HuH
    • Toilet use with HuH
    • Showering when living with dementia
    • Mouth care
  • Why do we use PAC Skills? + Wrap-up with Teepa

Video Duration: 1 hour (55 minutes)

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PAC Skills Make the Difference In-Service Sessions Script

Using the Adult Experiential Learning Cycle that PAC Certified Independent Trainers use, Teepa has created mini-session scripts that will help you get more out of the PAC Skills Make the Difference video contentTeepa’s handcrafted scripts break the 55-minute video into 14 sessions. They will be an engaging and impactful use of those 10-20 minute in-services that can otherwise be dull and drab!

This Content and Training covers:

  • Care techniques for more positive interactions
  • Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA)
    • Learning to do with rather than to
    • Shower, Toilet, Eating
    • Hand-under-Hand® (HuH)
  • Progression of dementia (Teepa’s GEMS®)

The Script is a digital download .pdf file.  After checkout purchaser will receive an order confirmation email with a link to download the .pdf and will also have a link to download in the Downloads tab of their Dashboard.  The Dashboard can be accessed through the Member Menu button.

 

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