What makes Positive Approach to Care (PAC)
different than other dementia care training programs?

Most education models teach the WHAT of dementia including mostly facts and information. PAC takes it a step further and teaches the HOW to live in relationship with a changing brain. Teepa's Snow's relational approach and hands on skill techniques offer the interpersonal skills needed to improve quality of life for everyone involved.


PAC focuses on WHY the relationship matters and HOW to help people live well with dementia. We encourage everyone to learn hands-on care partnering techniques and grow the interpersonal skills needed to improve quality of life for the person living with dementia and their care partners.

PAC training is highly interactive and uses an experiential learning model. We offer training through custom workshops or Champion events.

PAC Coaching provides the next level of skill development, building skills to create better habits of care.

Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA)

This is the first step in creating compassionate relationships. It provides a way to connect with people, visually and verbally. PPA asks the question, "Can you except a connection from me right now?" and respectfully accepts the answer or offers an alternative.

The GEMS®: Brain Change Model

This classification model encourages us to get curious about the stages of brain change by focusing on abilities that are present versus what is lost. It provides us with the knowledge to dynamically assess where people are, what they need, and what is possible. The GEMS® advocate that everyone living with brain change when given the opportunity will shine.

Hand-under-Hand™ (HuH)

This allows care partners and people living with dementia the opportunity to build an authentic relationship through a non-threatening physical connection. HuH says, "I am here to support you - to do WITH you, not TO you."