Positive Approach Skills Make the Difference

This person-centered, practical, and hands-on course shows the benefits of Positive Approach® methods for persons living with dementia. After reviewing core skills and practices, you will witness Margaret, John, Gordon, Bob, Alice, and Edna, as they benefit
from the Positive Approach to Care strategies. Observe the acknowledgement, respect, and dignified support that each person receives with world-renowned dementia care expert Teepa Snow. The care interactions demonstrated will confirm the value of
using specific, interpersonal cues and skills to improve the quality and outcome of care.
See for yourself why Positive Approach to Care Skills Make the Difference!
Chapter 1: Positive Approach techniques
Introduction of Functions of the Brain
Care Partner Skills
Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA) and Hand-under-Hand® (HuH)
Chapter 2: Care partnering with changing abilities 
Teepa’s GEMS® model to show progression of dementia and skills of those living
with dementia
Chapter 3: Skills practice demonstrations
PAC Skills practice and demonstrations
Toilet use, multiple options for how to help someone in the bathroom
Showering when living with dementia
Mouth care

By the completion of this session, Learners will be able to:
1. Identify the function of at least one part of the brain that may affect behaviors or abilities in those living with dementia or care partners.
2. Identify common mistakes related to language and showing an agenda when approaching someone living with dementia.
3. Recognize the need for care-partnering skills including the Positive Physical
Approach (PPA) technique to approach and connect, and the Hand-under-Hand technique to guide and assist PLwD.
a. Viewers will observe and may choose to practice the skills demonstrated that can reduce distress, encourage acceptance of assistance, and improve outcomes for both people living with dementia and providers.
4. Describe the reason for and use of Teepa’s five “I’m Sorry” phrases.
5. Recognize the utility of a GEMS dementia progression classification system and identify the six GEMS states by name and order.
6. Notice selected PAC Skills being used with a variety of skill levels and GEMS states.
7. Identify at least one PAC skill or strategy that would improve interactions or outcomes in the following situations:
a. Getting someone to stand up
b. Assisting someone with eating
c. Assisting someone with self-care (e.g. shower, toilet, mouth care, etc.…)
d. Waking someone up

Contact Jessica at jessica@withcaretraining.ca or (519)-274-9090 to inquire or book today.