Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PDT
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Bainbridge First Baptist 
8810 Madison Ave N
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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The Madrona House 
Bainbridge Senior Living 


Join us as we hear about the latest in dementia care from certified Teepa Snow trainers. 

Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) Skills Awareness Workshop Changing Caregivers into Care Partners through Connection, Communication, and Care. Treat yourself or staff to this enlightening and interactive training session, designed to provide an introduction to Positive Approach® philosophy and care partnering. (4.5 hours of content/ max 45 participants) 

Learn about practice care partnering techniques including Positive Physical Approach™ and Hand-under-Hand® guide and assist. 

Teepa Snow is one of the leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it. She has successfully integrated her education and extremely varied work experiences, recent medical and international research, and first-hand care support and provision background into a program that guides others in effectively working with people living with neurocognitive degeneration.

FIRST PART OF THE DAY— Intensive focus on specific areas of dementia awareness and knowledge, as well as structured time to drill core skills for development.

SECOND PART OF THE DAY— Next level of skill development, incorporating on-the-floor coaching by PAC Mentors to practice Positive Physical Approach™ and Hand-under-Hand® in actual care scenarios throughout the training day.


  • Learn foundational dementia related information
  • Learn to apply knowledge and skill in Positive Approach® philosophy, Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA) and Hand-under-Hand® (HuH)
  • Learn the GEMS® Abilities Model and how to see people living with dementia as precious, unique, and capable
  • Begin to learn how to offer support based on an individual’s GEMS® state and their unmet needs
  • Begin to learn how to use the Six Pieces of the Puzzle to address challenging situations
  • Improve day-to-day interactions and outcomes