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Coping with Dementia

Coping with Dementia LLC was formed in 2014 by Debbie Selsavage, Certified Dementia Practitioner, to promote Alzheimer’s awareness and provide training to both family and professional caregivers for individuals living with dementia.  It’s stated mission is to “Make life better for those living with dementia and their caregivers.”  In addition to training in person-centered compassionate care, Selsavage provides guidance, information, and resources to ease the burden on caregivers.  Selsavage is also certified by Teepa Snow in the Positive Approach to Care, a licensed assisted living facility administrator, and President of the Alzheimer’s Family Organization.  Her columns on Alzheimer’s and dementia appear monthly in the Citrus County Chronicle and Senior Voice of Citrus County.  To learn more, go to www.coping.today or e-mail deb@coping.today.

ABC of Dementia Workshops present a better understanding of dementia, how a person is affected by dementia, and simple tools for how to become a better companion and caregiver. These workshops are FREE. Call to schedule an event for your church or non-profit organization.

Dementia Friendly Training and Certification will give your business and it’s employees a better understanding of customers with dementia and their caregivers. Workshops can be modified to meet the needs of your business and certify it as Dementia Friendly. You will proudly display your certificate and window sticker. A reasonable per-participant fee is charged, but scholarships are available. Call to receive a tailor-made proposal.

We provide individual and family counseling to help you work through your unique and specific problems as a caregiver. Confidential counseling can be provided by phone, in your home, or at a location of your choice. We are mobile and will come to you. Emphasis is placed on effective techniques of communication and care, and locating the resources you will need to address your concerns. A reasonable hourly fee is charged.

3C Training for your professional caregiving organization will raise your standards of care, reduce employee turnover, and improve morale among clients and their family without adversely affecting your bottom line. 3-C means Culture of Compassionate Care. It features a unique Mentorship Methodology that will reduce your future training costs. Training is custom-planned for the needs and size of your organization.

Public Education and Awareness are one of the most important things we can do to make life better for individuals and families living with dementia. Debbie Selsavage is available to speak to your group for 20 minutes to one hour. You’ll be surprised how she addresses a tough topic with a humane but entertaining approach. Speaking engagements are FREE for non-profit organizations including churches and civic organizations.

Caregiver Support Groups are conducted monthly under the auspices of The Alzheimers Family Organization. Learn creative ways to make your life better with less stressful techniques of caregiving for your loved one living with dementia. For a list of regularly scheduled support group meetings, go to our events page HERE.