Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Approved Workshop With Julie Van Dyne Seeing GEMS®, Not Just Loss

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This workshop helps learners understand the GEMS® Model developed by Teepa Snow. This model is based on the Allen cognitive scale and focuses on what is retained for people living with dementia instead of only focusing on what is lost. In identifying retained skills and abilities, learners will be able to provide the right level of support and assistance in care with people in different ability states. By understanding GEMS States, we can learn to provide the best care and setting so that everyone can shine. 

Workshop Objectives:

•Discuss the value and importance of seeing people living with dementia as having retained abilities, value, and benefiting from the right support and care to optimize performance and quality of life

•Identify six GEMS States – highlighting retained abilities for each GEMS State 

•Compare and contrast 6 states of cognitive function and ability as GEMS States

•Practice ways to help the person being cared for feel productive and valued

Funded in part by Memorial Hospital and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) grant.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 5:45pm to 7:45pm
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Conway Public Library