Untangling the P.A.C.E Model for Dementia Care with Tami Anastasia

Empower Yourself: The P.A.C.E. Model for Dementia Caregiving with Tami Anastasia

By Christy Byrne Yates, California, USA

Join hosts Marianne Sciucco and Christy Byrne Yates on the Untangling Alzheimer’s & Dementia podcast as they dive into a lively conversation with AlzAuthor Tami Anastasia about the challenges caregivers face in supporting individuals with dementia. Tami’s book, Essential Strategies for Dementia Care: Learning to P.A.C.E. Yourself, offers guidance for caregivers on various topics, from communication techniques to managing emotions like anger and grief. The conversation begins with Tami providing insights on motivating individuals with dementia to engage in activities. She emphasizes the importance of understanding that all behavior is a form of communication and highlights the need to truly listen to the person with dementia. Tami also explores the concept of grief and loss in dementia care, emphasizing the need to connect with the person rather than correcting them.


In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Gain enlightenment on the unvoiced hurdles that caregivers of dementia patients face.
  • Kickstart your efficient caregiving journey with the assistance of the P.A.C.E. model.
  • Determine how to strike the delicate balance between personal self-care and caretaking for your loved ones with dementia.
  • Learn techniques to reinforce your confidence and self-esteem in your role as a caregiver.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the emotional intricacies involved in dementia care and how to manage them.

More about Tami

Tami AnastasiaTami Anastasia is a reliable confidante to countless family caregivers, guiding them through the complexities of dementia care. Drawing strength from her personal experiences—especially her encounters with her grandmother’s dementia diagnosis—she’s dedicated to easing the journey for caregivers. Besides running a bustling private practice in the greater Bay Area of California, she inked her experiences and wisdom in the form of her practical book, Dementia Caregiver: Learning to P.A.C.E. Yourself. 

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