Positive Approach® to Care (PAC), provides training, services, and products around the world. Teepa has successfully integrated her education, extremely varied work experiences, recent medical and international research, and first-hand care provision experiences, into a program that guides others in effectively working with people living with neurocognitive degeneration.

Using the words neurodegenerative change, rather than dementia, is an example of how Teepa is working to change the norm of dementia care culture. “As people living with dementia at the World Health Organization summit indicated, language matters. So, let’s try using the words that match what is actually happening for people, not the word that imposes judgement on another’s mind” was Teepa’s comment when asked why try to get a complicated word into the vocabulary of people who have difficulty knowing the difference between the terms Alzheimers and dementia.