DAWN Private Dementia Care Class for Families

5.00 out of 5
(5 customer reviews)


Private, online, 8-week dementia care class for families, scheduled one-on-one with a DAWN Trainer. Each dementia class and dementia coaching session is recorded for you so that your family can review it as needed.

(Please email “info@thedawnmethod.com” before purchasing to check for DAWN dementia trainer availability.)



Schedule personal and private dementia care classes and coaching, online with a DAWN dementia trainer. (Please email “info@thedawnmethod.com” and check for DAWN Trainer availability before purchasing.)

Dementia coaching in the DAWN Method of dementia care

Our DAWN Trainers teach the DAWN Method as a series of eight one-hour classes over eight weeks. Work with your private dementia consultant to find the best time for meeting together online. Then have the recorded classes always available for you and your caregiving team. Contact us at info@thedawnmethod.com to schedule classes in the DAWN Method of home dementia care.

Strength-based dementia care works best when everyone in your loved one’s life is using the same approach. Additionally, dementia-related behaviors are more easily resolved if caregivers can respond appropriately before habits become ingrained.

A path to less stress and more companionship

Contact us today to set up private dementia coaching for you and your family and begin a path to less stress and many more happy times together. To get a feel for the DAWN Method, please see our introductory guide to caring for someone with dementia at home.

In developing the DAWN Method, the remarkable Judy Cornish has made it possible for those experiencing Dementia/Alzheimer’s to stay in their own homes. As a Social Worker and volunteer for Hospice, I have seen firsthand the positive effects on both the patient and the family/caregiver when one has the resources to be in the comforts of home. After learning the 7 steps of the DAWN Method I was able to put into practice Judy’s approach.

“When a family member/caregiver begins to understand the emotions and feelings their loved one is experiencing, they are then open to learn the DAWN Method. This method teaches and provides the guidance needed to convey a more secure, relaxed and loving atmosphere. I have seen amazing results using this Method, families feeling totally overwhelmed to then creating and cherishing loving moments together. I thank Judy for all her time and endless research in developing the DAWN Method and then her willingness to teach and share her method. Many families will benefit greatly from the DAWN Method.”

~ Traci W., BSW & Social Worker, Kennewick, WA

5 reviews for DAWN Private Dementia Care Class for Families

  1. 5 out of 5

    darlene.hopper (verified owner)

    This class is super! There’s a lot of wonderful information that will help each caregiver learn how to give life back to their LO by using the skills that are provided! It’s a positive way to enact with your LO and to maybe start to have a few more stress free days with them and to help give you, as their caregiver, a solid foundation in which to work with.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Phyllis Burchfield

    This class meant so much to me. I learned strategies that are helping me to provide a loving, supportive environment for my loved one. I feel empowered to make our journey with dementia one that is less scary.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mindy Hagen

    In my years-long caregiving journey I’ve never felt so supported as when I enrolled in the DAWN Dementia Care Class taught by Judy Cornish. Her expertise and ability to communicate in an easy to understand way are as important as the method itself. I appreciate the real life examples she uses and her encouraging manner that bring an added dimension to caregiving, that of joy. I cannot say enough good about Judy Cornish or the DAWN method she has created. Both you, and the one you’re giving care to, will benefit greatly by taking this class. It’s made all the difference for me.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa Castine

    The DAWN Method of dementia care training has been the most meaningful and valuable learning experience in my 15 year journey of taking care of my mother – now 101 years old. The didactic learning regarding ‘how dementia shows up’ and the ‘why’ of behaviors we observe in our loved one was not only informative but very empowering. The addition of the tools Judy taught to support her strength-based, personalized approach to compassionate dementia care not only changed my attitude towards caregiving by reducing stress and providing hope, resulting in a blessing for both of us during this journey. Thank you, Judy, for your compassion, care, the individual support we received, your brilliant insights in this area, and above all, your perseverance to do the work needed to develop this amazing, lifesaving caregiver training program!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Green

    The DAWN Method is the most useful guide possible to the land of dementia. Entering this new territory, as companions to our loved ones, it’s the best way I’ve found to get a sense of the landscape, start to understand our loved one’s changing needs and how best to serve them, and begin to get a sense of the twists and turns the journey will certainly take. It helps to anticipate and avoid obstacles that can cause so much trouble, and teaches us caregivers how to stay as healthy and sane as possible.

    DAWN is also a guide to the humor and beauty that can be found along the way. There’s a lot to appreciate on this journey, and in this way the DAWN approach is a quite heartening.

    My family loved working with Teri Skoog as a teacher and consultant. She’s very clear and thorough, and has obviously contemplated the DAWN material deeply. She teaches from lived experience, giving examples from her own life as a practitioner, and never simply repeats what she was taught. In this way, none of the ideas presented seem abstract or academic; they’re always applicable to our role as caregivers. Her intelligence, compassion, and sense of humor make the classes a pleasure to participate in. Teri is an excellent teacher of DAWN; I hope many more people have the benefit of working with her.

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