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Progression of Dementia Learning Kit

From: $85.00 one time, and
$10.00 / year

Use Teepa Snow’s, Progression of Dementia, to transform your in-service meetings into collaborative learning sessions for your organization. PAC In-Service Learning Kits were designed to facilitate learning in small group and classroom-type settings.

Learning Kits include a physical DVD, Online Streaming access, and downloadable PDF Learning Materials paired with a renewing annual Usage License to use the video and materials for internal staff education.

This Learning Kit includes the following:

  • Progression of Dementia on DVD and via Online Streaming
    • Duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Content Outline and Learning Objectives (pdf)
  • Quiz for Pre and Post Assessments (pdf)
  • Answer Key (pdf)
  • Additional Resource Materials (pdf) covering:
    • The GEMS State Model
    • The Umbrella of Dementia
    • Six Pieces of the Puzzle
    • Positive Physical Approach/Action Starters/Personal Connections
    • PAC Core Values
  • Certificate of Completion Template (pdf)

Progression of Dementia: Seeing GEMS - Not Just Loss (DVD)

In this two-hour training program, Progression of Dementia, Teepa Snow explains the appropriate levels of care needed during different states, which types of reactions to expect, appropriate activity programs, and much more.

Progression of Dementia: Seeing GEMS - Not Just Loss (Streaming)

Streaming access to the above video content.
Please note this content will only stream through the purchaser's teepasnow.com user account.

Progression of Dementia - Materials and Usage License

This Usage License permits you to use the physical DVD, Online Video Stream and all Learning Materials for internal education within your organization.

This license will renew at a rate of $10 per year. You will receive an email notification when it is time to renew.

$10.00 / year

Progression of Dementia: Seeing GEMS - Not Just Loss (DVD)

If you have more than one location we recommend that you add additional DVDs to your order for just $40 each!


Using this Learning Kit will increase staff awareness on how much their approach and interactions impact people living with dementia. It will help them understand that dementia is not a choice, but a condition that affects a person’s ability to function “normally.” As care partners, it is possible to adapt what we do to improve care interactions and outcomes. The practical and well-designed techniques demonstrated in these videos can be used by any member of your staff, volunteers, or family members.

Progression of Dementia (Duration: 2 hours/120 minutes)

Frontotemporal Dementias (FTDs), an umbrella term for a range of disorders affecting the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, are particularly challenging for families and professional care partners. Odd, often impulsive behaviors, and potential loss of language are just a few symptoms causing frustration and anxiety.


  • how to calmly convince your loved one to stop driving
  • how to safeguard your relationship with your loved one or resident as the disease progresses
  • how to reduce the risk of falls
  • how to avoid unwanted reactions by controlling the environment and effectively shifting your resident’s or loved one’s focus
  • why people in later disease stages can’t relax their muscles and how to safely handle them to reduce the risk of bruising

Video Features: 

Over two hours of information, tips, and techniques

Chapter titles:

  • Chapter 1: How Does Dementia Progress?
  • Chapter 2: It’s All About the Money
  • Chapter 3: Gem Levels – Diamonds vs. Emeralds
  • Chapter 4: Ambers – Caution
  • Chapter 5: Rubies – Stop
  • Chapter 6: Pearls – End of Life

*In 2016, Positive Approach® to Care (PAC), made the decision to change our wording from stages of dementia to states of dementia. The reasoning for this is that dementia is an ever-changing condition, and many internal and external factors can affect a person’s GEMS® state in a given moment. This video was recorded before that switch, so you will hear Teepa say “stages of dementia”, and while all of the information is still accurate, we want you to be aware that there has been a change in wording.

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