Wednesday, November 27, 2019

More joy, less stress! That is what everyone wants during the busy holidays. Christmas and New Year's can be a stressful time for anyone, but especially for those we love who are living with dementia.
Please join me for one of our two FREE holiday dementia workshops sponsored by Hale Ku'ike. This workshop can help you navigate the holidays with your loved one living with dementia. You will learn tips and techniques to make your family holiday celebrations less stressful and more joyful.
Parking is free and refreshments will be served. After the workshop guided tours of Hale Ku'ike Pali will be available for those interested.
Register at If you need help registering or have any questions, please email or call 808-525-6770.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Happy New Year! 

Please join me and the team of Hawaii Positive Approach to Care Trainers for the 2019 series of dementia workshops. Our classes are interactive, eye-opening, and fun! Click the Events Calendar here or visit Eventbrite to see the upcoming classes and register. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care (PAC) 

Champion Course is the way to shine!

Join PAC Mentor and Certified Trainer Dorothy Colby for a 7-hour intensive course and begin to master the art of responding, not reacting!

In this one-day skill-building class, you will learn and practice essential techniques of dementia care such as:
- Positive Physical Approach

Level 1 Champion Course
For the low rate of $180, you can have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a trained mentor in a small group setting. You will develop skills for improving the quality of your interactions and care. You will also gain abilities for managing the challenging situations encountered in dementia care. Click here to register.

Recommended for:
Nursing, Faith community, families, home care workers, health care support, family care partners and anyone looking to improve approach and skills with dementia care.

Space is limited!

Maximum of 12 participants! So click here to register now!

Lunch and snacks will be served and are included with your registration

Where is 15 Craigside?
-- 15 Craigside is centrally located on Nuuanu Avenue, mauka of the Craigside Condominium complex.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
-- The entrance to 15 Craigside's parking lot is off of Nuuanu Ave. Parking is behind the building. A valet will direct you to a stall and hold your keys for you.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
-- Yes, you may transfer your ticket to someone else. Please email to let Dorothy know who will be attending in your place.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
-- Email if you have any questions.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Understanding Swallowing Problems and Dementia

Hawaii-made video on dysphagia
Now in English, Ilocano, and Samoan!

Thank you to the Pacific Islands Geriatric Education Center, Dept of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii for producing this learning tool Hawaii caregivers who are taking care of elders with dysphagia (swallowing problems). 

It can be used by both family caregivers, as well as professional caregivers, and has a special emphasis to our Hawaiian and Pacific Island communities. Please share the valuable and free educational tool.

English Version: 

Dysphagia (Swallowing Difficulty) and Aging: Caregiver Empowerment Series

Ilocano Version: 

Mangpatalged Kadaguiti Agtartaraken - Marigatan nga Agtilmon ken Ti Nataengan

Samoan Version: 

Folofologatā (Faigata ona folo) ma le Soifua Matua

* Translated Chuukese version of this video and written resources will be available in the future.
* For a copy of a DVD, please contact JABSOM at 808-523-8461

Thursday, January 11, 2018

I am excited to announce that the Hawaii Alzheimer's Disease Initiative is once again sponsoring a series of six Positive Approach to Care workshops at Kahala Nui. Please join me from February through July to explore how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with your loved one living with dementia throughout their journey. To register go to:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Holiday Tips for People Living with Dementia

Tips for Joyful Holidays
The holidays can be very stressful for people living with dementia and their care partners. Large family gatherings, travel and gift giving can easily turn into confusing and upsetting situations. Here are some tips to help you have a joyful holiday season together!