Lewy Body Dementia and the Journey of Care
Register Here. At The Kensington, we understand firsthand the challenges that come with being a caregiver. Finding ways to make this challenge more manageable is essential to improving the
At The Kensington, 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.
Lewy Body Dementia many times is unrecognized and underdiagnosed, and finding ways to make this challenge more manageable is essential to improve the quality of life for all involved. Leandra Sims, Memory Care Director and PAC Certified trainer, will not only help us to understand the signs and potential treatment of this disease, but also provide an opportunity for caregivers and families to learn what happens when the brain changes and how to respond in compassionate, thoughtful ways.
Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care (PAC) philosophy is one of the methods that The Kensington Sierra Madre utilizes throughout our community as a practical and compassionate approach to care for those living with Lewy Bodies, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
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.
Leandra Sims is the Director Of Memory Care and The Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Trainer at The Kensington Sierra Madre. She has
demonstrated the ability to train others in Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care philosophy through teaching awareness, knowledge, and skill development in a classroom, community, or support group setting. Leandra engages the Kensington team and sets the foundation and standard for the use of PAC in our community.