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What makes Positive Approach to Care
different than other training programs?

 PAC uses an experiential learning model that resonates deeply for learners. Participants will understand WHAT is happening for people living with dementia (PLWD) with greater insight. Learners will experience many WHYs and HOWs, gaining appreciation for WHY we see what we see in relationship with a changing brain and HOW to respond supportively. Participants will develop a relational approach and the interpersonal skills needed to improve the quality of interactions and care. Care partners will gain strategies to adapt for common scenarios and managing challenging situations. 

PAC training focuses on building relationships though curiosity, compassion, authenticity, and empowerment. Participants will walk away with practical and easy to implement strategies they can begin using immediately. We encourage everyone to learn supportive care partnering techniques and grow the interpersonal skills needed to improve quality of life for the person living with dementia and their care partners.

We offer training virtually or in-person through custom workshops, weekly sessions, or themed 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."