Dementia Care Education Workshops with Rayna

Positive Approach to Care® (PAC) Approved Workshop

With Rayna Neises

Thursday, October 20th, 7-9 CT

The cost is $50 but use GEM when you sign up before Oct. 15th to get $15 off.

Join Rayna Neises for a workshop that will answer the question what stage are they in or why do they keep doing that?   Learning to understand Teepa Snow’s GEMS® Model can not only answer your questions but help you to better support the person with dementia. In our 2 hours together via Zoom, you will engage in understanding the different GEMS® Model, the skills which are still present and strategies to managing behaviors.

This workshop helps learners understand the GEMS® Model developed by Teepa Snow. This model is based on the Allen cognitive scale and focuses on what is retained for people living with dementia instead of only focusing on what is lost. In identifying retained skills and abilities, learners will be able to provide the right level of support and assistance in care with people in different ability states. By understanding GEMS States, we can learn to provide the best care and setting so that everyone can shine


Workshop Objectives:

  •  Discuss the value and importance of seeing people living with dementia as having retained abilities, value, and benefiting from the right support and care to optimize performance and quality of life
  • Identify six GEMS States – highlighting retained abilities for each GEMS State
  • Compare and contrast 6 states of cognitive function and ability as GEMS States
  • Practice ways to help the person being cared for feel productive and valued

Educational content provided by Positive Approach® is used with permission and based on the GEMS® and the techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care created and developed by Positive Approach, LLC.


PAC Certified Independent Trainers, Consultants and Engagement Leaders are not employees of Positive Approach, LLC. The opinions and views expressed by PAC Certified Independent Trainers, Consultants, and Engagement Leaders do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Positive Approach, LLC or any of its employees.  Positive Approach, LLC is not liable for any actions by PAC Certified Independent Trainers, Consultants, and Engagement Leaders.

Rayna Neises understands the joys and challenges that come from a season of caring. She helped care for both of her parents during their separate battles with Alzheimer’s over a thirty-year span. She is able to look back on those days now with no regrets – and she wishes the same for every woman caring for aging parents.

To help others through this challenging season of life, Rayna has written No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season, a book filled with her own heart-warming stories and practical suggestions for journeying through a caregiving season. Rayna is an ICF Associate Certified Coach with certifications in both Life and Leadership Coaching from the Professional Christian Coaching Institute.

She is prepared to help you through your own season of caring. Learn more at and connect with Rayna on FacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.


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