HomeCare: Dementia Course Online for Families

5.00 out of 5
(10 customer reviews)

$240.00 / year

($20/month, paid yearly)

What you get:

* Understand the super-skills your loved one will not lose
* Proactively meet emotional needs before difficult behaviors erupt
* Gain simple techniques that enhance cooperation and make day-to-day interactions and tasks easier
* Enjoy a more relaxed, stress-free environment for both of you.

“When I have the privilege of giving even glimpses of the DAWN Method to a family, it’s as if they get to take a deep breath for the first time in a really long time.”
~ Jill Couch DDCS, DAWN Trainer and owner of Better People Care

What it is:

* One-year access to 36 videos (10-20 minutes each) that provide tools and techniques for responding to the emotional needs and cognitive changes that occur with dementia
* Complete access to the tools and techniques of the DAWN Method, with many real life examples
* Option to include up to 5 of your loved one’s family members, friends or caregivers in addition to yourself.

Note: We have to ask you for a group name to assign to your subscription because we’ve made it possible for you to have more than one person use the videos at a time…

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The HomeCare online dementia course equips families to provide strength-based dementia (and Alzheimer’s) care in their own homes. The practical tools and techniques it provides will help you and your loved one communicate better and enjoy less stress, so you can postpone the expense and stress of long-term care and they can stay home longer.

This online dementia resource is divided into eight lessons, each explaining a principle in strength-based dementia care. The first lesson provides the basics, then the next seven cover a concept with several techniques—in simple terms with real life examples drawn from Judy’s experience with her clients. The lessons are cumulative, building on one another, so you’ll watch them in order the first time through.

“I do not see the problems caused by dementia as ‘dementia-related behaviors,’ but instead as the emotional distress that people experience when they undergo progressive cognitive impairment.” ~ Judy Cornish

people don't stop experiencing things just because they stop remembering them “Although dementia takes away our ability to recall or explain what we’ve experienced, we are still having experiences. And our experiences are causing us pain and relief, happiness and sadness, fear and anger—and we are reacting to those experiences—just like anyone else.” ~ Judy Cornish

Strength-based dementia care is empowering

It’s helpful to look at dementia from the perspective of the changes in a person’s functioning, rather than as a disease and symptoms. When we do this, their behaviors make sense—as expressions of emotional needs—and more companionship and less stress become possible.

A sample video from the course

Here is a video from the first lesson in the HomeCare course:

About your instructor

Judy Cornish of the DAWN Method Judy Cornish is a retired elder law attorney and author, and founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network (DAWN®). Her two books (The Dementia Handbook and Dementia With Dignity) take person-centered dementia care from theory to practice by teaching strength-based dementia care. Her goal is to help caregivers and families learn how to truly support their loved ones and enjoy more companionship as they walk the dementia path together.

Bulk purchase of DAWN HomeCare subscriptions

Institutions and organizations may buy this product in bulk to make the DAWN Method available to families who are their clientele. Please contact us at info@thedawnmethod.com for information about bulk subscriptions.

10 reviews for HomeCare: Dementia Course Online for Families

  1. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Campbell (verified owner)

    I am so glad I found the DAWN HomeCare Dementia Training. I learned so many things that have made my care for my husband more sensitive and understanding. I am much more relaxed and focused on creating a pleasant environment and life for him. Now that I understand what he has lost or is losing (rational thought) and what he retains (intuitive thought), I concentrate on the skills he has left. I am conscious of what is important, helpful, and enjoyable, while letting go of unrealistic expectations. This training will help me as we need to hire outside caregivers. I signed up for the 12 month program because I plan to share this program with the caregivers. That way we all will be able to provide my husband the best, most compassionate care we know how.

  2. 5 out of 5

    william.galbraith (verified owner)

    I will not offer a review untill I’ve completed the entire course. Thus far it is more than fulfilling expectations after my reading both DAWN books. William Galbraith

  3. 5 out of 5

    The Snell and Knowles Families (verified owner)

    Judy’s DAWN Method is an extraordinary training program. Our entire extended families all accessed the program training videos and read both of Judy’s books. She and her staff were always available, helpful and encouraging. The information, guidance and real-life experiences presented in the course opened our eyes and minds to the realities of dementia. It gave us insightful, effective tools we could learn to become effective, loving and caring partners for our wife, mother, friend. With this approach, we were able to coalesce our support for my wife and become a family “team” with a common game plan. We started this program one year ago in the midst of the COVID pandemic and it was a miraculous blessing for all of us. Thank you!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Betsy G.

    The DAWN Method training and tools are a valuable lifeline for those involved in caring for someone with dementia. The information provided in the coursework is excellent. And the ability to share the training with family members is a great idea. I am encouraged and empowered. Thank you, Judy and the DAWN team!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen Cruz

    I am only half-way through this course, and have already learned so much that will be of tremendous value in helping my companions with dementia. I am grateful for the opportunity to have been offered access to this course, and I know that it will make me a more compassionate and informed caregiver for my clients and their families.

  6. 5 out of 5

    marcia.formica (verified owner)

    This training has been worth every penny and so much more. It has helped to put more structure and knowledge behind the sense our family was developing that we needed to find a way to “meet mom where she is.” It provides such a wealth of knowledge, but, even better, a wealth of practical solutions for dealing with the many situations one encounters when a loved one moves through dementia. I have already been recommending this program to everyone I encounter who’s dealing with a friend or loved one with dementia, and I will continue to do so whole-heartedly!!!

  7. 5 out of 5

    jane.mesch (verified owner)

    I am so glad I was introduced to the Dawn method! I read both of Judy’s books and am half way through the course. It has helped so much in caring for my mother! I recommend this course for all care givers!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ele Santoro

    This course is so comprehensive, I feel like I have been given the tools to bring joy and security and much more to my friend with dementia. The website is easy to navigate and I am part of a care team trying to encourage other friends and family to take the course. It is definitely a unique situation for a person to be in and you cannot just apply parenting or relationship skills to it– this course is the key to less frustration and feelings of hopelessness for both caregiver and person with dementia. Thank you!

  9. 5 out of 5

    charla.riggs (verified owner)

    I am only half way thru the course and already I find so much more understanding and patience for the things my husband says and does. I also have been able to get support from Jill Couch who provides DAWN dementia care in our area. I am so grateful!! Thank you so much.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Teri Ashley

    I was the primary caregiver for my grandfather who had dementia and have worked as a hospice volunteer in memory care facilities. And I am a career educator and life coach. I have a deep understanding of researched best practices in learning and positive psychology. The DAWN Method brilliantly blends Judy’s deep experience in dementia care with principles and practices from a variety of disciplines. She has created a paradigm-shifting vision for dementia care that affirms the best in each of us – the person with dementia AND their caregivers. Additionally, the DAWN Method is presented within a conceptual framework that is easy to understand. It offers practical step-by-step tools that will immediately improve care and the quality of life for all involved.

    This approach is dignified, respectful, compassionate, and hopeful.

    I wholeheartedly recommend this program. It is an inspired gift to us all.

    Thank you, Judy Cornish!

    Teri Ashley
    Fort Collins, Colorado

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