Maintaining a Daily ‘Rhythm’ For Those With Dementia

There are 5+ million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. And 16+ million Americans who provide unpaid care for those with either Alzheimer’s or other forms of Dementia according to the 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures report. Well over half (57%) of those family caregivers in the community have provided care assistance for 4+ years.

3 Minute High Impact Encounters for Dementia Caregivers

There are over 16 million Americans providing unpaid caregiving support to someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another Dementia. These caregivers provided an estimated 18.6 billion hours of care valued at nearly $244 billion dollars! (per the 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures report) Imagine ‘every-day-people, often with minimal training and/or understanding of the Dementia journey;

The Health & Wellness Benefits of Getting Outside!

With business professionals working at a desk all day, youngsters on couches playing video games, and aging elders forced into indoor isolation; we’ve got a nation of sedentary people! A massive rise in the ‘sitting disease’ has developed.  The ‘Sitting Disease’ Can Stress You Out Having a sedentary lifestyle can literally stress you out. Yes,

Making Food Modifications for Dementia Success

Some of our fondest memories in life involve sharing a meal with friends and family. Food brings people together, nourishing both body and soul. Think of all the celebrations, holidays, and reasons why you gather around a table to share a meal with those you love. Laughter, stories, reminiscing and long conversations seem to flow

Dementia Communication – A LOVE Language

Communication is the sharing of thoughts, information, and feelings. Without shared thoughts, information or feelings there is NO communication. When there is no communication, there is no relationship. If you are a professional caregiver or a valued family member providing care support to someone with Alzheimer’s or another Dementia, you know all too well how

The Financial & Personal Costs of Dementia Care

Providing Dementia care is challenging. According to the National Alzheimer’s Association 2020 Facts & Figures report,83% of the help provided to older adults in the United States comes from family members, friends, or other unpaid caregivers. Nearly half of all those unpaid folks are caring for someone with Dementia. That’s 16 million Americans providing Dementia

Adaptive Food Options For Those With Dementia

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As a holistic Dementia Care solutions Expert, I believe in infusing non-pharma interventions into our care efforts for those we’re serving.

The four pillars that guide my philosophy are: Environment, Communication, Nutrition, and Engagement.

It’s my belief, that by paying close attention to these four areas as a first line of defense, we’ll have higher impact outcomes for those in our care.

Throughout my 20 years in professional Dementia operations, I’ve got hundreds of examples wherein I was called in to diffuse a Dementia caregiving situation that was going sideways.  Often, by examining (and tweaking) either one or more of those four pillars, we eliminated the ‘trigger’ that was causing the issue.

An over-stimulating care environment that is too warm or cold with loud/noisy distractions (often overlapping) combined with improper communication techniques and topped off with food that isn’t ‘Dementia friendly’ is a recipe for disaster. These disruptions (when not addressed) can negatively impact any/all interactions between the caregiver and the care receiver.

In this clip, I’m sharing with the professional Senior Living leaders, how we can support those in our care through Adaptive Food Options for mealtime success!

**SPOILER ALERT** I give a direct ‘tip’ to your SALES TEAM MEMBERS!

Owners, Operators, and Managers in the Senior Living space – it’s this level of ‘attention to detail’ that is required by your teams, to achieve Championship Level Dementia care success!

Holistic Suggestions for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers

Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of Dementia accounting for 60-80% of all cases. One out of three senior citizens die with either Alzheimer’s disease or another form of Dementia. This accounts for more Dementia-related deaths than breast cancer or prostate cancer combined. No new Alzheimer’s drug has been approved since 2003! In fact, a

Giving Thanks for Family Caregivers

Did you know that nearly 44 million Americans provide 37 billion hours of unpaid (informal) care each year for adult family members, friends or neighbors with chronic illnesses or conditions? According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, female family caregivers provide over 75% of caregiving support in the United States. The duties of family caregiving can