Ashton Manor Presents How to Best Support Your Loved One With Dementia

By Erin Harris | Posted on 02.20.2014 | 0 comments
Ashton Manor in Luling, LA is hosting the Memory Care Two-Step, a two-part educational series on the latest in memory care and how to best support people who have dementia.

To begin the series, nationally acclaimed speaker and dementia care advocate Kim Warchol, OTR/L, presented a talk on February 19 about how family caregivers can offer the best support and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have Alzheimer's or other memory loss needs.

When working as an occupational therapist, Kim learned about the Cognitive Disabilities Model by Claudia Allen and started focusing on what people with dementia can still do, rather than on what they can’t do anymore. With her strengths-based, abilities-focused approach to care and support, Kim started Dementia Care Specialists in 1998 and has since educated thousands of care professionals and family members in skills for enhancing the function, safety, and quality of life of people with dementia.

Coming up at Ashton Manor on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., the series will round off as a Dementia Care Specialists speaker presents A More Harmonious Approach to Memory Support, discussing the latest advancements and the most effective approaches to dementia care, based on Kim’s Warchol Best-Abilities Care Model℠.

Ashton Manor is just one of the pioneering communities that David Schonberg of Schonberg and Associates has developed as a leader in cutting-edge memory care. Using the ground-breaking Warchol Best-Abilities Care Model℠ to enhance his existing dementia care environments and create new communities centered on residents’ interests and abilities, David is paving new ground for people with dementia and their families. And by hosting events like the Memory Care Two-Step, David is educating families and the community about how we can all work together to make life better for people who have dementia.

If you have a loved one with dementia and you live in or near Louisiana, don’t miss this opportunity to learn about this life-changing approach to care. Not only will it inspire you to see your loved one in a new light that can help you give your family member a sense of purpose, accomplishment, and even joy, it will help you feel hope and comfort—and confidence in a more deeply compassionate kind of memory care.

If you can’t make it to the live talk, keep an eye here on our website for future recordings of dementia care presentations. Also be sure to read Kim’s inspiring blog posts and check out her video library.

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