Did you know that family caregivers of people with dementia are often called the invisible second patient? The effects of being a family caregiver though sometimes are positive, are generally negative with high risk of emotional burden, social isolation, physical ill-health, and a lot of financial hardships.
Thankfully, there are callers, professionals, and educators around the world that are working hard to bring new approaches of care.
Today we have Judy Cornish, an elder law attorney, author, and founder of the Dementia and Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network (DAWN). She is best known for creating the DAWN method, dementia care that supports the skills not lost to dementia.
- What she meant by preserving dignity in dementia
- The DAWN approach
- The 7 skills and how it applies to the relationship between caregiver and the person receiving the care
- Her suggestions to caregivers
- What is strength base care
- Judy’s books
Judy’s TEDx Talk Link: https://www.ted.com/talks/judy_cornish_the_dawn_of_dementia_care
Judy’s Website: https://thedawnmethod.com/
Judy’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judycornish/
Judy’s Twitter: @theDAWNmethod
Judy’s Instagram: thedawnmethod
Judy’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theDAWNmethod/
Judy’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8UbxgQFYpSvJtaYmAF8wOw
Judy’s Email: Judy@theDAWNmethod.com
The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home by Judy Cornish
Dementia with Dignity: Living Well with Alzheimer’s Or Dementia Using the Dawn by Judy Cornish
Did You Know Segment: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3181916/