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GEMS: Seeing More Than Just Loss

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Pohai Nani, Retirement Community

45-090 Namoku Street

Kaneohe, HI 96744

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Join us for a 2-hour workshop as we discuss the 6 states of GEMS™ levels in Dementia Care! RSVP REQUIRED

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MARCH

Positive Approach to Care Workshops presents . . .

Topic: Gems: Seeing More Than Just Loss

Certified Trainers: Pat Bemis, RN & Mapuana Taamu, CNA, RBT

GEMS™ is a system developed by Teepa Snow, Founder of the Positive Approach to Care philosophy. This 2-hour Lunch and Learn workshop will offer a new perspective when seeking which state your person with dementia most resembles.

The GEMS™ system improves on existing models and allows care partners to see the beauty and uniqueness whilst in each GEMS™ state. There are 6 GEMS™ states: Sapphire, Diamond, Emerald, Amber, Ruby and Pearl. GEM™ characteristics focus on ability instead of loss and are a valuable tool to assist throughout the disease progression. Come learn with our trainers about the abilities that are retained each of the 6 GEMS™ states!

“All individuals, whatever their state of being, in the right setting and with the right care, can shine!” – Teepa Snow

Recommended for family members who care for a loved one, professional care providers, young health professionals and college students of any major. To see an overview of Teepa's GEMS™ click here.

Participants will receive handouts of the material covered.

Cookies, water and tea will be provided. Feel free to bring your own lunch!

Workshop Learning Objectives:

- Discuss the importance of seeing people with dementia as having retained abilities.

- Identify six GEMS™, highlighting their characteristics

- Explore various Positive Physical Approaches for six different GEMS™ states

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Do you accept people who don't RSVP and decide to walk-in?

-- Walk-ins are highly discouraged as we may not have sufficient space, hand-outs and refreshments. Please RSVP via eventbrite or email Mapuana at mapuana@hawaiimemoryfriends.com to save your spot.

Since this is during lunch, what are my food options?

-- Water, tea and cookies are provided for all participants. However, you are welcome to bring your own lunch to eat in the room during the workshop.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

-- The entrance to Pohai Nani is off of Namoku Street. For those who may have difficulty walking uphill there is a drop off area at the main entrance. Parking is not reserved, you are welcome to park in any available curbside parking.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

-- Yes, you may transfer your ticket to someone else. Please email mapuana@hawaiimemoryfriends.com to let Mapuana know who will be attending in your place. If you have RSVP'd and are unable to attend this workshop you may also transfer your ticket to another workshop.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

-- Email mapuana@hawaiimemoryfriends.com or call 808-469-5330 if you have any questions.

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45-090 Namoku Street

Kaneohe, HI 96744

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