June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month


Hi everyone,

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. To recognize this, AlzAuthors.com is holding an e-book sale. I’ll be joining them and putting the Kindle version of my book, The Dementia Handbook – How to Provide Dementia Care at Home, on sale for $2.99 for the week of June 21 – 28th.

Join DAWN and the team at AlzAuthors in helping raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Together we can help those on the journey find comfort, support, and guidance through reading.

Judy Cornish

Presenting the DAWN Method at the American Society on Aging

Last month, Glenda Hawley, my friend and a psychologist here in Moscow, traveled to Chicago to present the philosophy behind the DAWN Method at the ASA annual conference. We stayed for the entire week and enjoyed being able to talk with many of our peers in the worlds of senior care and dementia care.

Here is a link to the highlights of our presentation:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPwIUoPQRDA.

If you’d like to see the entire presentation, it’s available on the DAWN Method YouTube channel. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vXtVCWrDSc.

DAWN Featured on NWPTV’s xConnectNW

The DAWN Method was recently featured on NWPTV’s xConnectNW show. Judy Cornish, creator of the DAWN Method, explains the unique method of dementia care that came from her work with people experiencing dementia and living in their own homes on the Palouse. The DAWN Method makes it possible for families to provide care for longer at home by training them to support the rational thought losses and emotional needs caused by dementia.

To watch the segment, visit NWPTV’s xConnectNW here.

DAWN Method Advice Featured in The Spokesman Review

“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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Upcoming DAWN Workshops

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Pullman, WA – Judy Cornish, founder of Palouse Dementia Care Services and the DAWN Method of dementia care, is hosting a series of 8 workshops in Pullman, WA. Judy will give attendees tools to decrease dementia-related behaviors and lower caregiver stress. The workshop is appropriate for family members of people experiencing dementia, and professional caregivers. The workshops will be held Thursday evenings Sept 15th – Nov 3rd at 7pm, and are hosted by Circles of Caring Adult Day Services. For more information about the “Dementia With Dignity” workshops, call 208.388.8898 or email info@thedawnmethod.com. For more information about Judy Cornish and the DAWN Method, visit www.thedawnmethod.com.