A Dementia Care Specialist is trained to assist individuals experiencing memory or behavioral changes; as well as those caring for or working with a person suffering from dementia.
Dementia Care Specialists are knowledgeable about resources available in the community and can provide helpful information; while developing care plans for individuals and caregivers in need of assistance.
How can a Dementia Care Specialist help?
SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEMENTIA
Worried about your memory? Screening to detect cognitive changes is available at the Aging & Disability Resource Center of the North (ADRC-N)
Language Enriched Exercise Plus Socialization (LEEPS)
LEEPS is a program for people in the early to mid stages of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. This volunteer led program engages people in regular exercise and social activities.
Dementia Care Specialists can help connect you with all of the opportunities available in your community to keep you active and involved.
You can be connected to research studies that attempt to further understand the causes and possible treatments for Alzheimer's and other dementias.
SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS
Memory Care Connections
This evidence-based family caregiver support program will assist family caregivers in providing care for their loved one at home while maintaining their own health and well-being.
Assistance with Care Planning
Dementia Care Specialists can help to address your current situation and plan for the future, including advance care plans and connections to legal and financial planning experts.
Connections to Support Groups and Other Programs
Dementia Care Specialists are knowledgeable about all of the opportunities and resources available in your community and can help you find information and make connections.
Dementia Friendly Communities
Dementia Care Specialists assist in the development of dementia friendly communities. These communities typically include:
Dementia Friendly Businesses
Increased Civic Awareness of Dementia Related Issues
Dementia Capable Emergency Response
What is dementia?
Dementia is a set of symptoms resulting from disease, such as Alzheimer's, or other conditions such as stroke, that damage the brain and interfere with a person's ability to carry out daily activities.
Who is a family caregiver?
A family member or friend that provides unpaid care for someone living with dementia.