16 million Americans are providing care

Are you one of them?

None of us ever want to be diagnosed with any kind of serious or life-limiting illness, nor would we wish that fate for our family members or friends. Alzheimer’s disease is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Millions of people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementias every year, and millions of others will become care partners in the process.

If you’re one of the 16 million Americans providing unpaid care to a family member or friend who is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you already have a sense of how challenging it can be—physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and financially.

Do you have a family member or friend who is experiencing increased forgetfulness or confusion, behavioral changes, or is having more difficulty coping with day to day life because of memory changes or dementia?

Are you involved with providing support or caregiving for this family member or friend, and struggling with what to do or how to help?

Do you wish you had someone to provide you with personalized coaching and mentoring, so you would feel more confident and less stressed as a caregiver?

Are you searching for ways to preserve your relationship with the person you are caring for, while also taking care of yourself in the process?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, help is available.

You don’t have go it alone.

Talk with a dementia coach or attend a class to get the guidance and support you need.

Here are some benefits coaching offers

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Access to Education, Support & Tools

Family members and care partners who are caring for someone living with dementia may face immense obstacles due to the complex and burdensome nature of this disease. That is why it is critically important for caregivers to have access to education, support and tools so that they are empowered to provide the best care possible, while simultaneously striving to honor their own needs and health in the process.

Dementia coaching can help care partners to successfully adapt to the challenges involved in caring for someone with dementia through active listening, skillful guidance, and individualized action plans designed to increase confidence and reduce stress for the journey ahead.

Self Care

Taking Care of Yourself

Being a care partner to someone living with any form of dementia puts you at risk for many things yourself, including:

  • Higher levels of depression, anxiety and substance abuse
  • Increased social isolation
  • Chronic health problems
  • Lower levels of self-esteem and self-care
  • Higher levels of stress that can eventually lead to a decline in cognition
  • Increased risk of heart disease and mortality compared to non-caregivers

There are ways to be pro-active as a care partner so that you can improve or maintain your own health and quality of life, while also providing the best possible care and quality of life to the person living with dementia in the process. Dementia coaching and consulting can help tremendously by providing emotional support, techniques and guidance in an authentic and compassionate way that makes the caregiving journey more manageable and successful for all involved.

Support

Emotional Support

A dementia coach can help to improve the quality of life of the person living with dementia, as well as their care partners through rendering emotional, social and practical support along the way.

A dementia coach performs a wide variety of services including, but not limited to:

  • Educating families about the disease, and how to prepare for the future
  • Creating successful strategies to minimize problematic behavioral symptoms
  • Navigating the grief and loss that comes from caring for someone with dementia
  • Increasing caregiver support and confidence through education and training
  • Developing solutions that will reduce stress for both the caregiver and the person living with dementia
  • Facilitating positive change through honest feedback, clarity, and compassionate guidance.

Kay M. Adams is a seasoned dementia coach taking appointments now

Dementia Coaching

Coaching is available by phone or teleconference (on a computer) or face-to-face in the Denver Metro Area.

For prices, or to schedule a coaching session, click here.

Dementia Classes

Connecting the Dots class is specifically designed for family members and friends who are concerned about or caring for someone who is living with any form of dementia.

Compassion Works, LLC enthusiastically engages care partners and organizations impacted by dementia through coaching, consulting, education and training, so they are empowered to effectively face challenges with confidence, clarity and connection.

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