In-Home Dementia Education & Support
With twenty years of training caregivers in retirement communities, Open Door Training & Development Owner, Lori Dierolf, brings her
education, experience, and compassion to families where they need it most – in
their homes and on their schedules. No
one can fight this battle alone – and no one should have to!
Whether for the primary caregiver or for the entire family,
Open Door Training & Development offers one-hour education and
support sessions for just $99 – any time, day or evening,
weekday or weekend, when it fits your schedule!
Sessions include a review of the information outlined below, as well as
time for individualized assistance with concerns and challenges
in the home setting:
Communication & Alzheimer’s Disease:
Reviews the brain changes that effect communication; how dementia impacts executive functioning (“thinking”); how non-verbal communication provides clues about unmet needs; and basic tips for good communication throughout the disease.
Changing Needs in Early Stage Dementia:
Reviews the importance of balancing safety and independence, including medication maintenance, cooking, wandering, and other individual safety concerns; reviews ways to optimize your loved one’s well-being, such as physical movement/exercise, mental stimulation, and social interactions.
Mid-Stage Dementia Care at Home (Part I):
Reviews the when and how to help with daily living and basic hygiene activities, including bathing, toileting, dressing, and dental care, as well as how and when to address when it is time to stop driving.
Mid-Stage Dementia Care at Home (Part II):
Reviews how to understand and handle challenging behaviors such as repetition, agitation, aggression, wandering, sundowning, and sleeplessness; outlines ways a support network can assist in care; and discusses the normalcy of caregivers’ feelings throughout the disease.