Empowering Care Partners

Who We Are

Laurie Walther, M.S., CCC-SLP and Emily Briggs, OTR/L are licensed therapists who are independently certified to train on Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care (PAC) techniques. With over 45 years of combined experience as a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and Occupational Therapist (OT), respectively, we are passionate about improving the quality of care by providing care with those living with dementia and empowering others to do the same.

What We Do

 Utilizing our skills as an SLP and OT, as well as our training and experience in caring for those who are living with dementia, we will review and assess the care being provided and the environment in which it is being provided in order to customize training solutions based on individualized needs.  We partner with organizations, individual caregivers, and families through training, consultation, and continuing support with the goal of improving the quality of care and quality of life along the journey of dementia.

Why We Do It

Providing care to someone living with dementia may get a job done, but it fails to see the person as a whole person.  We advocate for providing care with those living with dementia.  This may be a small word shift, but it is an important distinction that takes into account the values and preferences of the person for whom we are caring.  We want to empower people to partner with those living with dementia to provide care so that everyone can have a positive and fulfilling experience.

Empowering Care Partners CARE with  Compassion, Acceptance, Reliability, and Education