Teepa Snow – www.teepasnow.com
Today’s Voice for Dementia, Teepa Snow is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia. Teepa’s philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first hand caregiving experiences.
Her advocacy efforts led her to the development of the GEMS® dementia classification model and the Positive Approach® to Care training strategies.
An Occupational Therapist by trade, she graduated from Duke University and has an MS degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Teepa has over 35 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care, as well as having provided care to family members with dementing illnesses. Currently, she has an independent practice as well as a clinical appointments with Duke University’s School of Nursing & UNC-CH School of Medicine.
She provides interactive and creative educational and practical hands-on training sessions to organizations and providers throughout the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. She has been actively involved in teaching and clinical research projects throughout her practice career. Teepa has impacted hundreds of organizations worldwide with her education, now sold in over 30 countries. Teepa’s personal mission is to help others better understand how it feels to be living with dementia.
On her site you’ll find educational video clips, DVDs, books, information on individual certifications, online support groups, newsletter subscriptions, and onsite training. And you can sign up for the free Dementia Journal which goes out every month.