“Helping the caregivers: Training, consulting available to families of people with Alzheimer’s, dementia” 

“Judy Cornish, who operates Palouse Dementia Care in Moscow, Idaho, has developed an approach called Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network, or DAWN. She offers training and consulting to families of people with Alzheimer’s, including Spokane-area clients.

Cornish recommends looking first within personal circles for companion caregiver options.

“The first place I’d look is friends and relatives,” Cornish said. “Secondly, I’d be looking at my church or my memberships at a club or group, because you want to have some kind of accountability. You want someone to refer this person.”

“The thing I wouldn’t do is advertise on Craigslist or in the newspaper. . .

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