Resource Partners

Positive Approach to Care

Developed by occupational therapist Teepa Snow, is a philosophy and methodology of care that has become recognized as the Gold Standard for the Profession.


As the only individual in Citrus County currently certified in Positive Approach to Care, Debbie is excited about her role in bringing this higher standard of Alzheimer’s and dementia care to the Nature Coast of Florida.

Please explore our web site for more information about how you and your organization can benefit.

Deb and Teepa Snow
Deb and Teepa Snow

To learn more about Teepa Snow’s philosophy
and methodology, click HERE.

We endorse the Human Scent Preservation Kit

Exit-seeking and wandering is one of the most dangerous behaviors among individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. After only a few hours of a person being lost, the likelihood of a positive outcome is not good. Coping with Dementia LLC believes that Human Scent Preservation Kits, providing a pure scent for scent-discriminating dogs, can be the most effective and inexpensive tool for more quickly locating someone who has gone missing.

Boles, Selsavage, Fancy

We are honored to have been chosen by Find-M’Friends as a partner to assist with the promotion and distribution of Scent Kits. Find-M’Friends Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides education on the use of a scent discriminating bloodhound as an aide for finding the missing. Find-M’ Friends distributes human scent preservation kits and provides trained and certified bloodhounds to Law enforcement or SAR handlers.

To learn more about, Find-M’Friends Inc., click HERE


The Alzheimer's Family Organization (AFO) is a community based, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization focused on helping caregivers achieve and maintain a better quality of life not only for their loved ones, but for themselves.  It provides services in west-central Florida including Citrus, Hernando, Lake, North Hillsborough, North Pinellas, South Marion, Pasco and Sumter Counties

As President of its Board of Directors, Debbie Selsavage often promotes the AFO and assists in its educational program, often participating as a speaker at its Caregiver Days.

Meridien Research

Coping with Dementia LLC has found a beneficial partner in the Spring Hill, Florida office of Meridien Research. The two companies often team up in educational workshops where Meridien can provide information on the science and medical aspects of Alzheimer’s research while Coping with Dementia focuses on the behavioral aspects of compassionate caregiving.

Coping with Dementia frequently recommends to its clients Meridien Research as a source for free Alzheimer’s screening.

Dementia Education, Inc. is a Florida non-profit whose mission is to further public
understanding of diseases in ways that will result in better and more compassionate
care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Coping with Dementia enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with The Villages-based Bioclinica, a research firm that a conducts Alzheimer’s cure research and can provide screening and research participation opportunities for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Coping with Dementia LLC has greatly benefited from the support and guidance of SCORE Mentors.  We strongly encourage any start-up business to seek the guidance of its local chapter of SCORE.