Enlist focused and one-on-one help with a DAWN Trainer and dementia coach. Our dementia consultants specialize in helping families assess a loved one’s situation, design a dementia care plan, or negotiate the complexities of a move for someone living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. You can improve your loved one’s quality of life and lower your own stress with DAWN techniques and expertise. Judy Cornish and her DAWN Trainers have been providing dementia care consultation to families for decades.
The problems families face when a loved one is losing skills daily are complex. Supporting independence while ensuring adequate safety requires creativity and constant reassessment. The issues that arise can also be very personal and distressing. Schedule a private consultation for dementia coaching, to address a specific issue or learn how to develop a care plan. You’ll be able to discuss your family’s unique situation with privacy and confidentiality.
The DAWN classes really helped our family learn a better perspective for helping our dad. This is a method that respects the whole person; we now have hope for my dad’s future and we have confidence in our ability to walk with him during this time of his life.”Mary Ann W., Family Caregiver
Why hire a dementia coach?
Every person who is experiencing dementia will take their own personal journey—not only because of the diverse ways dementia shapes the experience, but also because dementia affects every area of life, including very personal ones. Talking to an expert in dementia care is one of the best investments a family can make, whether their loved one is just beginning the journey or well along the way.
Dementia care coaching will enable you to respond to problems as they develop, rather than be overwhelmed by difficult ‘dementia-related behaviors’ that reflect multiple unmet emotional needs and unhealthy new habits that hinder rather than help everyone cope. You will find there are no simple answers for dealing with dementia, but there are guiding principles. Talking with a dementia coach will help you understand how to put principles (which often seem counterintuitive at first) into action so you can maintain companionship and avoid igniting conflict and stress.
Dementia coaching will get you off on the right foot, but to truly avoid the anger and difficult behaviors that so often accompany dementia, taking the DAWN Method private classes is the most economical and effective means.
Designing care for someone who’s experiencing dementia is different from designing care for a person in any other situation. Dementia is the gradual and sometimes sudden loss of cognitive skills that we have been accustomed to using since birth. These losses cause us to act and react in very different ways than ever before. Hence, what has always worked with your loved one in the past may now exasperate, embarrass or upset them.
Turn to someone who has designed and implemented dementia care plans for all types of living situations—for people living at home with dementia and those living in facilities —someone who has trained families and caregivers in how to understand the skills kept and lost in dementia. Our DAWN Trainers will coach you in understanding how to work with dementia rather than against it. Strength-based dementia coaching will help you take the principles of person-centered dementia care and put them into action.
Take advantage of dementia coaching and private classes to learn how to best keep your loved one safe, while supporting their dignity and autonomy and quality of life, even at home.
Pricing/fee for hourly DAWN Dementia Care Consulting:
$220.00 per hour—Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a dementia coaching appointment.
Pricing/fee for Private Classes with a DAWN Dementia Coach:
$1,650.00 for 8 classes ($137.50 per hour)
Taking the private dementia care classes from a DAWN Trainer provides you with 8 sessions over 8 weeks. You will learn the principles of strength-based dementia care, as well as techniques and ways to apply them. The Trainer will tailor your sessions to your loved one’s very personal experience and spend time answering your questions. All classes are recorded for you to keep and review. You can invite as many family members and in-home caregivers as you wish.
Or let us be your virtual dementia coach
If you’re a DIY kind of person, check out our dementia roadmap to caring for someone with dementia at home. It will get you started on the path to learning how to provide Alzheimer’s or dementia care for a parent or other loved one.