Have the Holidays You Want!

We all want that perfect Norman Rockwell holiday experience….

But it doesn’t always work like that.

Sometimes, far-away family members show up out of the blue, knowing it all and creating drama.

Sometimes, you’re traveling with your person…and that can be tricky under the best of circumstances, let alone at peak travel times.

Sometimes, it feels like a miracle just to get your person to the table to eat.

And sometimes, a meltdown seems imminent…for both your person and you.

The good news is, it doesn’t have to be like this!

In the Successfully Navigating the Holidays course, we’ll tackle all these potential pitfalls. You’ll learn the strategies, skills, and techniques you need to have an awesome holiday…for your loved one and you. Plus, these strategies, skills, and techniques work any time of year!

Here’s what you’ll learn in this 5-week live course:

Week 1: Managing Holiday Travel

  • How to figure out if it’s safe for your person to travel (alone or with you)
  • What to do if you get separated
  • How to decide if flying, driving, or riding the train is best
  • What to expect when traveling with a person living with dementia
  • Time for Q & A

Week 2: Making Mealtimes Pleasurable

  • How to get your person to eat and drink (even when they say they don’t want to)
  • How to help your person feel included as part of the experience
  • How to get out of the “She won’t eat so I give her Ensure, but then she says she’s full so she won’t eat” cycle
  • Time for Q & A

Week 3: Avoiding Holiday Meltdowns

  • How to recognize the early warning signs so you can prevent a meltdown
  • What to do once a meltdown is underway
  • How to help your person manage overwhelming situations that can lead to meltdowns
  • Time for Q & A

Week 4: Hosting Holiday Visitors

  • How to figure out who to invite
  • How to let your visitors know what to expect
  • How to honor long-time traditions while also acknowledging the change in your person
  • Time for Q & A

Week 5: Q & A: Ask the Dementia Sherpa Anything

  • Ask all/any of your dementia-related questions (whether it’s related to the course material or not)


The Details

  • Class is live every Wednesday at 1 pm Pacific (Time Zone Converter).
  • Join by computer or phone.
  • Can’t join live? No problem, classes are recorded.
  • Recordings will be emailed to you within 24 hours.
  • Recordings are yours to download and review as often as you need.
  • All this for just 47!


Enroll below and get ready to have an awesome holiday season!

It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Enter your name and email below, then click “enroll.”
  2. A nanosecond later, check the “I’m not a robot” box and click “subscribe.”
  3. A quick flash after that, you’ll be automatically redirected to Acuity Scheduling, which gives you all the course details and completes your registration.