Optimizing Ways and Means for Successful Transitions While Minimizing Distress

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How Can You Determine Where Someone Should/Could Live and How Much Support Will They Need to Be Safe and Live Well? As dementia progresses, needs, abilities, and interests will change. This session will explore some of the critical signals that the setting and support are no longer working well, and that modifications should be made. Finally, we will explore how … Read More

Webinar: “Have You Seen My Mother?” – Dealing with Sadness and Loss

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How to Respond and Support Someone Living with Dementia Who is Missing an Important Person without Telling Whopper Lies or Truths Too Hard to Bear In this session we will explore strategies and options to provide someone who is looking for an unavailable person with a sense of comfort and connection through the use of positive interaction and supportive communication … Read More

“Have You Seen My Mother?” – Dealing with Sadness and Loss

Are you caring for a person living with dementia (PLwD)? Do you find yourself puzzled at times and unsure what to do when the person asks for someone who might no longer be alive? As a care partner, you have to recognize that when your person is searching for a loved one from the past, they are likely experiencing real … Read More

Ask Teepa Anything! Live on YouTube

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This is your opportunity to get your questions answered! Join us for a LIVE YouTube broadcast where Teepa will answer your dementia related questions in real time. We hope you will join us! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to get notifications when we go live and / or share new content. The first 50 people to register … Read More

How to Respond When Someone Ask the Same Questions Over and Over Again

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Guiding and Supporting Connections When Conversations Last Only a Few Minutes or Have an Endless Loop: Talking with Someone in an Emerald State In this session we will discuss possible reasons for a person repeating a short conversational cycle over and over again. We will then offer several strategies for care teams to either respond to the unspoken need or … Read More

How to Respond When Someone Asks the Same Question Over and Over Again

When a person who is living with dementia repeats the same question over and over again, it is normal for care partners to struggle to remain calm and not get frustrated. Being asked the same thing repeatedly can and will be unnerving for most. To help you understand why a person living with dementia (PLwD) might be doing this and … Read More

Ask Teepa Anything! Live on Facebook

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This is your opportunity to get your questions answered! Join us for a LIVE Facebook broadcast where Teepa will answer your dementia related questions in real time. We hope you will join us! Be sure to like our Facebook page to get notifications when we go live and / or share new content. The first 50 people to register will … Read More

Webinar: How to Help When Someone is Lost in Time or Place

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“Where and When in Home, When You Are Lost: Helping Emeralds Find What They Are Seeking So They Can Settle” During this session, we will rehearse supportive communication and interaction techniques that are helpful in helping someone who is getting lost in time and place to find satisfaction and comfort when language is fractured and expressed needs cannot be addressed … Read More

How to Help when Someone is Lost in Time or Space

Have you experienced situations in which a person living with dementia seems unaware of where they are, or they ask to see their little child while not remembering that they are long grown up? It could be something like your mom calling and explaining that she’s lost, just for you to realize from conversation that she’s really standing in her … Read More