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Are you a Teepa Snow fan and would like to take your education to the next level?

Then the "Positive Approach to Care" Certification Trainings might be for you!

PAC Philosophy

The Certified PAC (Positive Approach to Care) Training is designed to provide you with knowledge and skill to train others in Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care (PAC) philosophy. After successful completion of all phases of the training, you will be equipped to provide dementia related awareness, knowledge, and some skill development in classroom, community, or support group settings.

It is Teepa Snow's mission to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with dementia and its related challenges. Her dementia care philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first-hand caregiving interactions. It's important to fully understand Teepa's (PAC) philosophy. The Positive Approach to Care encourages Care Partners to:

  • Respond to a person's change in cognition and abilities in a way that is not hurtful or offensive
  • Understand that, with practice, common "reactions" to the person with dementia can become thoughtful "responses" that improve the quality of life for everyone involved
  • Recognize that the person with dementia is "doing the best they can" and that if something isn't working, it's the responsibility of the Care Partner to change their approach and behaviors toward the person with dementia
  • Notice the environment surrounding a person with dementia and make changes as necessary

You will be equipped to share this care philosophy, facts about the brain and cognitive change, as well as ither Care Partnering strategies and techniques in your own educational workshops. After earning your certification, you will be provided with two additional workshop outlines developed from the video curriculum.

We look forward to partnering on behalf of those living with dementia. 

How do I register?

To register, please send an email to [email protected].

Certification Types




Engagement Leader

How do I register?

To register, please send an email to [email protected].