Whether you are a family member or professional caregiver, caring for an individual with Alzheimer's Disease or a related form of dementia can be extremely demanding and stressful.
I can provide you with the tools and necessary support to become proactive and planful rather than reactive and overwhelmed.
For Family Caregivers - Offered in the privacy of the home
- Comprehensive care assessment of the needs, behavioral and functional challenges and abilities of individual with a form of dementia
- Comprehensive assessment to evaluate and develop knowledge, skills and availability of the primary caregiver.
- Development of an individualized care plan based on concrete and specific strategies enabling caregivers to render effective and compassionate care. Plan can include:
- Methods to manage personal care
- Communication strategies
- Engaging activities
- Finding triggers that result in behavioral changes
- Dealing with sundowning
- Ways to reduce agitation and aggression by redirecting and utilizing principles of validation therapy
- Monitoring devices to maintain safety
- Respite care options
- Continual monitoring and communication to support caregivers with any questions or issues
- Assistance with short and long term planning
- Connecting caregivers with support systems
- Community based care options
- Referrals to a vast network of professionals
For Professional Development Needs of Staff - Dementia Care Training Program
- Causes of memory loss, symptoms related to progressive stages of dementia, and common myths
- Principles and practices of effective care
- Approaches to resolve challenging behaviors
- Stress reduction techniques for caregivers
This interactive training includes handouts and certificate
For Community Presentations
Topics available for professional and non professional organizations
- Normal Aging vs Dementia
- Caring For The Caregiver
- Signs Of Caregiver Stress
- Caring For Our Parents-Why Is It So Hard?
- How To Get Siblings On Board
- How to Determine the RIght Fit In Residential Care New Topic!
- How Communication Challenges With Dementia Can Lead To Phyisical Aggression
- Long Distance Caregiving-Going From Snapshot To Critical Evaluation
- How to Manage an Individual with Alzheimer's Disease
- Picking Up The Warning Signs Indicating The Need For Change