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Handle With Care Caregiver Training and Practice of The Positive Approach Strategies

Julie and Deb participated in a hands-on workshop to learn and practice the Positive Approach strategies when helping people living with dementia during social interactions, personal care routines and daily engagement. The Positive Approach is the work of Teepa Snow creator of the Hander Under Hand and GEMS techniques. The emphasis is on connecting and communicating with the person before caring for the person. GEMS helps caregivers identify the cognitive and physical abilities and how to modify their approach and expectations in caring for the person living with dementia.

Techniques and skills learned from the Positive Approach will be incorporated into Handle With Care caregiver training and practice.

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