Senior Living From the Road: A 22,000-Mile Journey of Joy
Normal vs. Not Normal Aging
Seeing Challenging Behaviors as Unmet Needs
Using Six Pieces of the Puzzle and Teepa Snow’s GEMS™
Jack York will take participants on a journey of reframing the perception of dementia and you’ll hear from individuals living the reality of memory and cognitive impairment. He and his crew will take you on their 22,000-mile journey of meeting with senior living residents and those living with brain change. It will truly having you laughing, crying and rethinking how we treat others, specifically those living with dementia.
Following Jack and crew’s presentation, Shelly Edwards from Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care will provide resources and education on dementia care skills, including the Teepa’s GEMS: Brain Change Model. The GEMS model recognizes the shifts in our skills and abilities in any given moment. With dementia, while the progression, pattern, and changes may look very different for each type of dementia, the movement through the GEMS is somewhat predictable. She’ll discuss and demonstrate the importance of connection as the first step in any care interactions, but especially focused on people experiencing brain change.