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The Basics of a Positive Approach to Care: How to Care for Your Loved One with Dementia

24sep11:00 am12:00 pmThe Basics of a Positive Approach to Care: How to Care for Your Loved One with DementiaAn In-Person Training With Tonya Embly, Director of Memory Care

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At The Kensington Falls Church we understand firsthand the challenges that come with being a caregiver. Finding ways to make this challenge more manageable is essential to improving the quality of life for all involved.

Join us at The Kensington Falls Church with Tonya Embly, Director of Memory Care & Certified PAC Trainer, for an interactive training about The Basics of a Positive Approach to Care: How to Care for Your Loved One with Dementia. Learn about Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care (PAC) philosophy and how our community utilizes the PAC method to live out Our Promise to love and care for your family as we do our own.

During this workshop, you will learn:

  • Normal vs. abnormal aging
  • 5 ways we get data and the order of approach
  • Hand under hand approach
  • Vision changes
  • Supportive stance vs. confrontational stance

Who is Teepa Snow and What is PAC?

Teepa Snow is one of the leading educators on dementia with 40 years of clinical practice as an occupational therapist. Teepa’s care strategies and techniques look at what is known about brain function and changes that happen with various conditions and integrate that information with therapeutic approaches. This is where she founded Positive Approach to Care, LLC, or also known as PAC. This person-centered approach evolved to meet the complex and unique needs of individuals using effective and structured techniques. Teepa and her company strive to grow appreciation of differences that will lead to better care and support of those living with changing abilities.

Tonya Embly is the Memory Care Director and PAC Certified Trainer for The Kensington Falls Church. Prior to joining our Kensington family, Tonya served in the United States Army. After losing both of her parents in the span of two years, Tonya changed career paths and became an advocate for the elderly. Tonya is certified by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and has received PAC Training by Teepa Snow. Her passion in life is working with those living with dementia and assisting families that are going through situations similar to those she went through while caregiving for her own parents.


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT



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