What is the Positive Approach to Care™ Philosophy?

The Positive Approach to Care Philosophy developed by Teepa Snow is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills in caring for people living with dementia.

Our mission, similar to Teepa’s, is to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with dementia and the related challenges. To quote, Maya Angelou and Oprah…”when you know better, you do better”. That is our goal, to help you know more to provide better care.

Mapuana & Teepa

Mapuana & Teepa

Who Are We?

We are PAC Hui: Pat Bemis, Mapuana Taamu, Gina Heshiki, Sara Tompkison.

We are certified PAC trainers under the mentorship of Dorothy Colby and trained by Teepa Snow.

We are Honolulu-based trainers willing and able to present information and skills to meet your specific needs. Our presentations can be from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

What Do We Do?

We provide active learning experiences for all attendees to better understand what it may feel like living with dementia and how we can provide more appropriate care with new knowledge and skills.