Teepa Snow is a leading dementia educator who trains and helps support agencies, facilities, and families caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Her philosophy comes from her education and more than 30 years experience as an occupational therapist, available medical research, and first-hand caregiving interactions. She developed Positive Approach® to Care techniques and training models that now are used throughout the world.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Teepa’s experience caring for people with dementia
- Positive Approach® to Care techniques
- Why she thinks role playing is important
- How she describes the different stages of dementia
- Why it’s important to “meet people where they are.”
- Her suggestions for handling certain situations, such as when someone with dementia doesn’t remember things, when it’s no longer safe for the individual to drive, how to take care of yourself when you’re caring for someone with dementia.
How to get more information about Teepa
For more information about Teepa and the work she does as well as a wide variety of dementia resources, visit her website teepasnow.com.
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