Council on Aging and Senior Helpers is presenting The Senior Gems DVD & discussion on caring for someone with dementia. Please call Council on Aging to register 704-292-1797.
The Senior Gems® created by Senior Helpers®, is based on the Gems™, techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care which was created and developed by Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC. The Senior Gems® is one way Senior Helpers ensures your loved one is in good hands. The Senior Gems® is a classification system using gems to compare the different stages of dementia. The gems are used as a metaphor to define normal aging and the many appearances, behavior changes, skill sets and needs of those living with the effects of neurocognitive failure (dementia) or other brain changes. The Senior Gems® is also used to train and prepare caregivers to engage in activities that seniors at each stage of dementia can do. These gem categories, from Sapphires to Pearls, enable trained caregivers to assess, prepare, and engage with seniors who exhibit the symptoms of dementia.