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Focus on Dementia Skills & Abilities for Better Caregiving

Focus on Dementia Skills & Abilities for Better Caregiving

Focus on Dementia Skills & Abilities for Better Caregiving. Focusing on the skills and abilities a person with dementia still possesses is paramount for providing holistic and empowering care. By acknowledging their strengths, caregivers can preserve their sense of identity and autonomy, promoting dignity and self-worth. This approach fosters a positive environment that enhances their quality of life and encourages engagement in meaningful activities. Emphasizing abilities over limitations promotes a person-centered approach to care, where individuals with dementia are valued for their unique contributions and capabilities, fostering a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

About Our Guest:

Utilizing Teepa Snow's GEMS Model will help you have less frustration in your care responsibilities.

I'm excited to have Teepa Snow as my guest for my 200th episode. We discussed her Gems Model for dementia care, along with many laughs and a few personal insights. When creating her Gems model, Teepas's goal was to help care partners provide better support for a person with ever-changing conditions. By focusing on the skills and abilities they still have, you can help them live fully in the moment. I found a great understanding of how to provide better care when I learned about the Gems model, which is why I wanted her to tell you about it directly.

Any disease that causes some form of dementia forces us to reckon with what our loved one is losing. The Gems model helps us focus on and utilize what skills they have left. By appreciating what is changing and what is still possible, we can have more positive interactions, more productive communication, and care that is more effective and less challenging for all concerned.

Teepas Website (Positive Approach to Care)


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