Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTATeepa Snow


Today’s Voice for Dementia, Teepa Snow is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia.

Teepa’s philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first-hand caregiving experiences. Her advocacy efforts led her to the development of the GEMS® dementia classification model and the Positive Approach® to Care training strategies.

Teepa Snow is an occupational therapist with 40 years of rich and varied clinical and academic experience. She presents with extraordinary expertise and humor to audiences large and small throughout the world. Her company, Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) provides on-line and in- person services, training, and products to professionals, family members, the public, and people living with brain changes internationally. Her GEMS® State Model for understanding progression and change in ability, combined with her PAC™ Skills, form practical and effective strategies and techniques for individuals and agencies seeking to optimize care and support for those living with dementia and their care partners. These user-friendly approaches provide guidance and leadership to national efforts to promote best practices. PAC is collaboratively working to change the culture of dementia care, one mind at a time in over 30 countries worldwide.

Her company, Positive Approach, LLC, was founded in 2006 and offers person centered training opportunities in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK. If you visit www.teepasnow.com, you’ll find educational video clips, DVDs, books, information on individual certifications, online support groups, newsletter subscriptions, and onsite training. And you can sign up for the free Dementia Journal which goes out every month. Until There’s a Cure, There’s Care!™

Dr. Barry Campbell, MD, FRCPC Barry Campbell

Dr. Campbell is currently the Medical Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Program at St Boniface General Hospital. He is also on Medical Staff with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the Prairie Mountain Regional Health Authority. He is an Associate Professor with the University of Manitoba. 

Dr. Campbell currently has interests in capacity assessments, models of board governance and community outreach geriatric psychiatry. His past professional activities include being Vice Chair of Examination Board in Psychiatry with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has acted as the principal investigator in multiple research studies. 

He has been a board member and past board president of the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

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