Dementia Sherpa Workshops- Sharing Strategies to Help You Cope With Dementia. More than 17 years of experience in helping over 1,200 people living with dementia. Dementia Sherpa helps families move from constant crisis management to confidence.
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I’ll show you how to create “memory care” in your own home, using the same techniques the pros are trained to use–AND get even better results (without adding meds!)
The Memory Care at Home Workshop
Peace. Harmony. Ease. Connection. JOY.
Life really can be that way with your loved one with dementia. You don’t have to wait to start using memory care “secrets” right now! Join us at the workshop, where you’ll:
●Learn skills and techniques that really work.
●Meet others who understand, because they’re in a similar situation.
●Be surrounded by love and support.
●Step into the life you and your loved one deserve.
I learned the hard way, but you don’t have to….
My first day as a professional 17 years ago, I got hit upside the head and knocked on my butt–all before lunch!
I didn’t really know what I was doing because no one gave me a list of do’s and dont’s. That awful first day forced me to figure out what worked and what clearly didn’t.
Dementia lasts anywhere from 2 to 20 years. That’s an eternity to struggle with trial and error, to cross your fingers and hope for the best, or to feel like you’ve lost control of your life.
The good news is, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. I already did, and I’m happy to show you what I’ve learned.
● I’ll show you why arguing doesn’t work–and what to do instead.
● Explain how we fall into the trap of arguing–and a mindset shift that will keep you out of that trap.
● Give you exact strategies for how to avoid arguments, AND how to communicate with your loved one in a way that makes sense to them.
● Explain what’s really going on when your parent or partner is “lying,” in “denial,” or “having behaviors.” You may be shocked when you find out (…and then facepalm when it suddenly makes such obvious sense to you).
We’ll also cover a whole bunch more in this introductory workshop.
● Find out what to expect in the process, like what’s normal (and what’s not).
● Distinguish the difference between a 5-alarm fire and what just feels like one in the moment.
● The best way to manage a total meltdown (and what will absolutely, positively make it much worse).
● How to get off the hamster wheel of crisis management and create a plan for both right now and in the future.(Plus, who to include–and exclude!–in your plan.)
● All the ingredients you need to create an awesome day with your loved one, day after day.
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What to Expect
You’ll get a workbook, but we’ll also use:
So wear comfortable clothes. No need to be distracted by Spanx cutting you in two or dress shoes creating a corn on your pinkie toe.
And please be sure to bring your favorite childhood photo of your person, and yourself. Framed photos are fine. We’ll use the photos, but we won’t be manipulating them in any way.
This event is specifically for family care partners. Sorry, respite care is not available, and it’s not appropriate for people living with dementia to attend.
I want everyone who attends to have an awesome experience. That includes having plenty of access to me in a way that just won’t happen if it’s a big event. So seating is limited; take a moment to register now.
● Friday, June 29, 2018
● 9 am – 5 pm (Doors open at 8:30 for check-in)
● VENUE CHANGE: Now at Milwaukie Center in the Salal Room,
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr, Clackamas, OR 97222
● Easy parking and ADA compliant
● Workbook, snacks, and beverages provided
● Lunch on your own
● Just $97 per person