Understanding Dementia Care National Tour Dates

Since 2002, Senior Helpers has been a national leader in professional, in-home senior assistance services. We have the people, resources, and knowledge necessary to make sure our clients are able to enjoy living independently at home. We ensure a better quality of life for seniors and their families by proving dependable, affordable care at a moment’s notice. Senior Helpers is a trusted and respected organization that takes a responsible role in supporting our clients, our employees, and our community. Senior Helpers hires only the most professional, enthusiastic, compassionate caregivers. We offer seniors daily companionship and assistance with everyday living activities.

For more information about Senior Helpers, please visit our website at www.seniorhelpers.com.

Teepa Snow is a dementia care and dementia education specialist with over 30 years of experience in geriatrics. As a certified Occupational Therapist, Teepa has a unique medical perspective on how the brain controls our body and our behaviors, giving her the ability to explain how dementia affects a person’s actions. She provides training and education for conferences, state healthcare provider organizations, professional association meetings, and caregiver programs and organizations. Teepa works closely with facilities and dementia specialty service providers throughout the country to improve and optimize programs and services to people with dementia and their families. 

For more information about Teepa Snow, visit www.teepasnow.com.

Building a Positive Approach to Dementia Care

Senior Helpers and Teepa Snow have joined forces on a revolutionary program called the Senior Gems™ to help caregivers and families care for their elderly loved ones battling this devastating disease. Teepa’s Gems classification system (based on the Allen Cognitive Disability Theory) allows us to understand which stage of dementia the person is experiencing so we can create the best plan and select the best caregiver for that individual. Caregivers who are trained using her approach can help change resistance and refusals into participation and successful interactions.

For more information about the Senior Gems™, visit our website at www.seniorhelpers.com

Developed by nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow, the focus of the Senior Gems™ is on what people with dementia can do, instead of what they cannot do. Teepa’s gems classification system (based on the Allen Cognitive Disability Theory) allows us to understand which stage of dementia the person is experiencing so we can create the best service plan for that individual.

The Senior Gems™ program is the first of its kind in the in-home care industry. Our caregivers complete a thorough training that covers the differences between normal aging and dementia, care techniques for successful interactions, creating a positive environment, how to conduct meaningful daily activities, and more. Families can rest assured that their loved one is receiving customized, expert care, and can look forward to a more meaningful and positive relationship with their loved one.

Senior Helpers has also produced a DVD for families, Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia. You will receive a complementary copy of this DVD at this event. The DVD features Teepa Snow as she answers common questions on caring for loved ones with dementia. Teepa addresses issues as how and when to seek help from a physician; the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; how different parts of the brain are affected by dementia; our unique and positive approach to dementia care; techniques to provide effective care, and so much more!

If you are not able to attend this event, but would still like to receive a copy of this DVD, please send an email to seniorgems@seniorhelpers.com with your name and mailing address.


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