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Free Dementia Training Materials to Get You Started

Most of us find it overwhelming when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia—or we suspect that they might be. We’ve put together this list of free dementia care resources to help you find support for yourself and keep your loved one home as long as possible. With support, you can provide dementia care at home and delay the need for costly memory care.

How to help someone with dementia

You can experience many more happy times together. Dementia is not an ending; it’s a road that takes you into new terrain and requires that you learn some new skills. You needn’t lose your loved one to dementia if you understand the strengths they’ll keep and how to preserve communication and understanding. 

Listen to Judy Cornish’s TEDx talk as she explains how understanding the skills we lose to dementia allows us to provide kinder, person-centered dementia care at home.

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Articles about dementia care

Explore our blog topics for helpful tips about how you can recognize the strengths your loved one will not lose so you can provide dementia care and support that truly meets your loved one’s needs.

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Videos / Online Classes / Podcasts

The DAWN YouTube Channel – free video webinars and interviews (more videos coming–click the bell in YouTube to be notified). Here is a sample video:

The DAWN DementiaCoach™ Classes – we can’t offer this for free (because we have to pay our DAWN Trainers, but it’s the cheapest way forward in the long run.

The DAWN Dementia Podcast Guide – a list of some of our favorite podcasts for caregivers as well as podcast interviews with Judy Cornish about the DAWN Method of dementia care.

Seek Support

Providing care for a loved one with dementia can be exhausting as well as isolating. If at all possible, don’t do it alone.

Research what help is available in your area. Seek out a local support group if one exists or start one of your own. Ask friends and family for help and contact organizations in your area. You might explore the following resources.

Dementia support groups and the online dementia caregiver community

Other related resources

Visit our Guide to Caring for Someone with Dementia at Home
Visit our Guide to Caring for Someone with Dementia at Home (sunlit tree)