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Dementia Support Group Panama City

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Join us this month for our free

1st Thursday Caregiver Support Group meeting. 

Our Next Meeting is June 2nd, 2022.

See old friends.  Make new ones. 

1:00- 2:00 pm CST

Oakland Terrace Community Center

1900 W. 11th Street

Panama City, FL 32401

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Caring is Hard!

 

You are not alone!

The Dementia Support Group of Panama City has been meeting once a month since June 2018.  We use the Senior GEMS® Characteristics and Strategies as a "Guide for Families Living with Dementia" and to answer question "Why do they do that?"

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The Dementia Support Group of Panama City was started  by Senior Helpers of Panama City

 in June 2018 - 

to share the Senior GEMS® with Memory Care Providers in the community

-  a free support group for Caregivers - once a month

To better meet the needs of the community and inspired by "A Day with Teepa" 

Dementia Family Pathways is beginning a new series of presentations for the

Dementia Support Group of Panama City

1st Thursday at 1:00 pm CST   

"GEM of the Month"

April - Sapphire   May - Diamond   June - Emerald   July - Amber   August - Ruby   September - Pearl

October - Sapphire   November - Diamond   December - Emerald   January - Amber   February - Ruby   March - Pearl

Oakland Terrace Recreational 

1900 W. 11th Street

Panama City, FL 32401

Being part of a support group gives you access to information and

contact with people in your community who have a common

interest in Dementia Care Excellence

A support group becomes your "point of contact" for information

and other people who are loving people with dementia. 

 

Using the Senior GEMS Caregiver Training Program, Memory Care Providers have the knowledge, techniques and strategies to answer questions such as....

Now that I have a diagnosis of "dementia" what do I do as a Caregiver to help my loved one?"

Why won't he / she take a shower?

What strategies will help me communicate with the person who is living with dementia. 

Why won't she eat or drink?

"Why do they do that?"

"Are there different levels of dementia?"

"What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease?"

"What strategies should I use?"

"How can I improve communication?"

 

SENIOR GEMS® is based on GEMS™, techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care which was created and developed by Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC.

GEMS and POSITIVE APPROACH are trademarks of Positive Approach, LLC. SENIOR GEMS® is a registered trademark of Senior Helpers.

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Contact Senior Helpers to learn more about
their Senior GEMS® Caregiver training


850.215.1793

Our 1st Thursday * Dementia Support Group
started in June 2018
by Senior Helpers of Panama City  to share the Senior  GEMS® Caregiver training for Memory Care Providers in the community
free - once a month.


*Formerly 1st Tuesday 6/19 - 2/22

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See Dementia
Support Group
in Panama City, FL

Emerald Coast Magazine

June 2, 2020