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NursePartners’ Senior Recruiter, Lakeya Dula, completes her training to become a PAC certified dementia coach.  After on site training in Baltimore with Teepa Snow, Rebekah Wilson visited us at the NursePartners office in Philadelphia.  Rebekah served as Lakeya’s mentor throughout these past 8 weeks.  Lakeya and Rebekah used the PAC materials and tools from the…

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We are excited to announce that Angela will serve as the keynote speaker for the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry (POAM) at the event, “Remembering Those Who Forget”.  Angela will talk about her decades of experience working with those living with dementia.  She will be sure to touch upon practical care approaches that can be implemented…

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NursePartners presents on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association.  One of the most commonly requested presentations discusses the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.  We compare these signs with others that are more typical of age-related changes. It is very important to remember that each person is unique, with their own baseline. If…

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Why work with a home care company that specializes in dementia care? Most non-medical home care companies care for those living with dementia, but services are not equal among providers. There are over 80 types of known dementias and each present a unique set of challenges. In addition, a client’s progression of dementia depends on…

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The holidays are coming!  Sometimes with our own busy lives, time passes between each visit to our parents and other older relatives.  At a certain point, home care services can best support them, regardless of if they live at home or in a community. When is it time to begin home care services?  It is…

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NursePartners is excited to partake in the Graduate I study run by the Clinical Trial Study Group LLC in Jenkintown (www.theclinicaltrialcenter.com.)  The Clinical Trial Study Group LLC is looking for adults 50 to 90 years old to participate in this study.  Participants need to be diagnosed as living with an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease…

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At NursePartners, we understand that each client is unique.  Each person was crafted by their a history of rich life experiences  If they are living with a progressive disease such as dementia, knowing these stories becomes even more important.  Eventually we will have to be the ones to remind them of their stories.   Realistic…

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NursePartners practices the Positive Physical Approach to CareTM as developed by Teepa Snow and her team.  Each client living with dementia is classified by a GEM stone.  The characteristics of these GEM stones, along with the client’s personality and unique life experiences, dictate our approach. All carepartners are trained to connect before providing care.  Simply…

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NursePartners embraces the GEMS™ brain change model developed by Teepa Snow.  Unlike other scales, such as the Global Deterioration Scale or the Dementia Severity Rating Scale, the GEMS focuses on creating constructive opportunities to engage with the person living with dementia.  Clients are still seen as people, rather than former individuals lost to the disease….

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Our field of vision changes as we age, but the changes are drastic for a person living with dementia.  Eventually the field of vision becomes so restricted that sight becomes a main obstacle in carepartners connecting before providing care.  The results could worsen anxiety, hallucinations, mood swings, aggression, and other behavioral issues.  Visual deterioration progresses…

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