GEMS: Coping with Pearl Distress and Creating Pleasure with Pearls (Recorded Webinar)


This is the final episode of twelve recorded webinars in the Getting Connected: Building Skill to Support GEMS webinar series with Teepa Snow.  This series focuses on enhancing interaction skills and appreciating the many changes that the person living with dementia is likely to be experiencing.  During the first half of this webinar, learn to recognize the signs that someone is living in a Pearl state.  Gain awareness, knowledge, and skills to truly learn the art of letting go, not giving up, as the person prepares to leave this life.  During the second half, explore how to find pleasure in the experience of being with the person as a journey is ending and a life is completed.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the Pearl GEMS state characteristics
  • Discuss methods for letting go, rather than giving up, as the person in a Pearl state approaches the end of life
  • Describe ideas for finding connection with an individual in a Pearl state

Duration of Webinar 98:01

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