Are you…

  • In crisis mode because your loved one or their primary caregiver has experienced a major event?
  • An Alzheimer’s or dementia caregiver feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and maybe even fearful for the well-being of your loved one?
  • Watching your relationship change with your loved one as your caregiving responsibilities increase and they become more dependent on you?
  • Feeling guilty for thoughts of starting the search for a higher level of care, including transitioning them to a care community?

I’ve been through the 14-year dementia and Alzheimer’s journey with my mom. I’ve lived through all the decisions, made all the mistakes and come out the other side with a strong purpose to serve others who have loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia.

I am a Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP ®) and Certified in Dementia Care® (CDC ®) and it’s my mission to work with you, the family member, in private, one-on-one conversations to provide you with an objective perspective and savvy guidance on this long and arduous journey so you can look back on it with peace of mind that you did the best you could.

Learn what the Dementia Journey looks like here.

Help with a Crisis and Getting Answers

It’s pretty common to wait until something BIG happens to your loved one or their primary caregiver before your realize how bad things are and that they’re getting worse.You need solutions that work for everyone in your family, including your loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s.  I’m here to create a customized dementia journey plan with you so you have no regrets or guilt when looking back on this journey.

As a Dementia Care expert, I can help you build a care plan that quiets the sense of overwhelm, fear, sadness, frustration and other emotions. You need a fellow journeyman to support you during this four to eight years, someone you can trust, who’s been in your shoes.

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Are you responsible for your loved one’s well-being?

Being responsible for a parent is a heavy load, especially if you have a family of your own and work. As part of the sandwich generation, Baby Boomers are facing difficult decisions for their parents’ care.  You may be encountering all types of emotions from anger to frustration to guilt and sadness.

Or, perhaps you’re in the “things are getting worse” stage and are realizing you need to talk with someone who’s been on this journey and has insight and can help you build a care strategy?

I work with the adult children of parents who are showing signs of dementia or who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. These conversations with your loved ones can be challenging and require patience, calmness, and knowledge.

Are you prepared to handle these questions? 

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How do I prepare for resistance and denial?

“I want to go home.” “This is your new home, Mom.” “No, it’s not.”

It’s a familiar conversation that can spin out of control quickly as your loved one communicates out of emotion and confusion and you communicate from a place of logic and reason. Read More…

When is the right time to talk about care?

I’m not a psychologist or social worker so this is my opinion based on my experience. The sooner the better, while everyone is healthy and emotions are calmer.

Yes, it’s a delicate topic and it’s important for everyone to understand what factors come into play and to what severity that will trigger a new place to call home. Read More…

What will life look like after the move?

You’ll have peace of mind. Life should not look too differently than it was for your loved one.  It will be an adjustment More people. More interaction and stimulation.

What your loved one wants most to know is that you still love them and they’re not being abandoned or even punished for being forgetful or unable to understand what you’re saying. Read more…

The Facts about Dementia and Alzheimer’s

1 out of 9 people over the age of 65 are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It’s not like any other disease in that it stops a person from being able to function and perform activities of daily living, requiring 24/7  “eyes on” care.

Many seniors want to prepare for their future so their children don’t feel burdened with difficult decisions. This is especially true when children live elsewhere or don’t get along. Indecision can be your enemy when it comes to making care choices.

It’s vital to your well-being and quality of life to have an objective and experienced expert who has lived the journey help you and your family members navigate the waters around preparation for dementia-related disease.

Read how you can get prepared here.

 

Build a Plan with Pam

 

Certifications

Certified in Dementia Care® CDC®        Certified Dementia Practitioner