teepa snow shows how to help someone living with dementia to put on a jacket or sweater without resistance

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Image credit: Teepa Snow (screen shot from the video below)

“If only I had known,” is what I say to myself every time I see a Teepa Snow demo I haven’t seen before. This one was no exception when I first stumbled across it.

I had very few problems helping my mom get dressed. But how many times did I watch care workers struggle to do the same? Too many that’s how many! When I saw Teepa demo how easy it can be in the video below, I again wondered why EVERYONE who cares in some way for someone who lives with dementia isn’t trained in Teepa’s practical, positive approaches to care.

People who live with dementia “resist” receiving care for good reason: because, more often than not, we don’t know how to do things in ways that make them feel at ease.

Just watch the five-minute video below on how to help someone living with dementia put on a jacket or sweater in such a way that both care partners can feel good about what’s going on, and see if you don’t agree. I guarantee you will discover something you didn’t know or hadn’t thought of before.

Learn a few dead-easy techniques (including Teepa’s trademarked Hand Under Hand) that may help transform your life from misery to magic:

More here:

10+ Teepa Snow videos on dementia basics

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2 Comments

  1. Lorrie Beauchamp on

    Amazing Susan, this came at such a perfect time! Mom is (understandably) getting more agitated as her team of angels pull her clothes off and on. To her, it feels like someone is always pushing her to do something, and so knowing how to do it kindly, gently and with good humour has become so important! I have shared this with everyone and again, THANK YOU for keeping us on our toes about our mission, which is to care for these people, not wear them out just trying to get them through the day.

    • M. Susan Macaulay on

      “…knowing how to do it kindly, gently and with good humour has become so important!”

      Yes, and doing so can avoid so much unnecessary stress on all sides <3

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