Foundations of Handling Dementia Behavior for Families
Chill Out Your Family Dementia Crisis… and Keep It That Way!
Chill Out Your Dementia Crisis… and Keep It That Way!
Do you struggle every day with a family member who lives with Alzheimer’s or some other type of dementia just to do the simplest things? Getting dressed… getting out of the house to appointments… eating and drinking well… and the final frontier of care, taking a shower without a meltdown, are all possible if you know the special methods you will learn in this course. In 6 weeks, you’ll learn:
- How to put out behavioral fires quickly… even prevent the next one from happening.
- Get the basics of daily care done with less coaxing, arguing and upset.
- Address the challenging behaviors that most upset and frighten you.
- How to better communicate with your family member who is losing their ability to use speech.
- Create and maintain some sanity in your life, even as your family member needs more help as their dementia progresses.
Learn the care methods Dr. Bier discovered were most successful as programs she designed trained thousands of desperate family members and caregivers out of their dementia crisis.
In just a few weeks, you could feel life is in much better control, as you exercise the tools to cope with your loved one’s Alzheimer’s disease, or other type of dementia.
Deborah Bier, PhD, has successfully trained thousands of family and professional caregivers in dementia care best practices. She is an internationally respected educator and a beloved speaker. Her credentials are unique in that she experienced years of cognitive impairment herself following an auto accident. She has been a psychotherapist and homecare agency director of care for over 25 years. She is considered a gifted health educator, able to synthesize complex health topics into easy-to-understand language and down-to-earth actions. Dr. Bier holds a PhD in therapeutic counseling, a certificate in gerontology, and is a Certified Alzheimer’s Educator.
Frequently Asked Questions
I offer this class for a very simple reason:
No one is born knowing how to live with, and take care of, someone with dementia; these skills must be taught, mentored and coached. My years teaching dementia care taught me that everyone’s suffering is multiplied because so few families have been taught these life-giving skills. And that’s just not right.
I’ve been teaching dementia care for years now, with amazing results. This is truly joyous for me. But these wonderful outcomes also fuel my frustration that these skills are not getting to everyone who needs then most. Cutting-edge dementia care is learnable and can be applied by most anyone. But so far, I’ve only been able to help a slice of the people who really need this knowledge. This course is the answer to the question: how can I reach much, much further to help many more people?
By tweaking how people with dementia are cared for, we can see improvement in all of these areas for many, many people. Adjust the care, and we have a very good chance at enormously reducing the suffering of everyone involved.
This is what I want for you, and for everyone dealing with dementia in their family. I know it’s possible. Much suffering due to dementia can -- thankfully! -- be relieved. We can take the next steps in this journey together.