About The "Dementia Whisperer"
Beth is an accomplished professional who obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and went on to earn a postgraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 1989. With over 30 years of experience, she has worked across a broad range of healthcare settings, including acute care, acute rehabilitation, long-term care, and outpatient care, with her expertise being in dementia care.
Currently, Beth is a Dementia Care Coach, providing tools and support to people living with dementia and their caregivers. Also serving as a clinical educator for a non-profit healthcare company, Beth helps to train and mentor the next generation of healthcare professionals.
FIND YOUR VILLAGE.
Ask for help.
There are incredibly effective treatments for optimal function outside of typical medication or nursing homes.
It would be my joy to guide you to your joy and better days ahead.
that people living with dementia are not their diagnosis.
The problem is that upon receiving the diagnosis, people often feel helpless and hopeless and "dementia" becomes their identity.
The truth is: there's no need to be helpless because a person with dementia has a lifetime of experiences to draw from and there are many strategies that most people don't know about that will promote optimal function and peace for the family at whatever stage of the disease they're in.
That's why I am passionate about helping people living with dementia to create new, strong pathways in their brain and get balance in their life...
so that they can feel a sense of control in their life, create fulfilling sustainable routines, and get the most out of each and every day.
I Have Experience Supporting & Treating...
People Living With Dementia
We provide an assessment and collaborate on your goals and wishes. Our focus is to create a system of strategies to help support your independence.
Caregivers Under Stress
We provide you with a tool kit of community resources, strategies to manage your stress and helpful tips in providing person-centered care to your loved one.
Professional Care Providers
We provide dementia education and useful strategies that you can begin using right away on behavior detection, ADL skills, and home safety. When colleagues have the education and skills they need, they feel more engaged and satisfied with their job. Education is key for employee retention.
Dementia is not a part time situation. You want to be able to talk to your loved one or check in on them without the worry that they didn’t charge their phone. We provide resources and education on technology that makes communicating with your loved one remotely as easy as possible.
Sleep is often affected when the brain changes. Explore brain boosting interventions that help loved ones think clearer and sleep better.