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Careing & Selfcare Advice for Caregivers from Teepa Snow

Updated: May 21

Teepa Snow is the foremost expert in dementia care and has been an Occupational Therapist for over forty years. Her rich and varied clinical and academic experience led her to develop the GEMS® State Model, for understanding the progression of dementia, and the Positive Approach® training strategies. Through her company, Positive Approach to Care® (PAC), Teepa provides online and in-person education and products.


Teepa presents with extraordinary expertise and humor to audiences throughout the world and we are so proud that she was our Podcast guest on Tuesday, May 11th. Click here to watch our Facebook Live recording of that event.


In preparation for that Podcast, we wanted to share one of her amazing videos with you here. In this video you will hear Teepa explain the ways to bring meaning into our lives. These principles and activities can be utilized by those struggling with Alzheimer’s or Dementia and those caring for these people as well.

A meaningful life is filled with these 4 types of activities:

  • Productive: An activity in which you feel valued or appreciated for the work you have done. An example may be feeling accomplished after a long and fruitful day at your job.

  • Leisure: A fun or playful venture that you pursue solely for joy or entertainment. From playing a card game, watching a sporting event or anything you find a healthy escape.

  • Rest & Restoration: A recharging acti