I’ve always been fascinated with the developmental lifespan of a person. I got my BS in Human Development from BYU. Shortly after graduating I got married and dedicated my life to raising my 6 children while becoming a primary caretaker of several other family members.
Through my experiences working with people that have cognitive challenges, I have gained an understanding of how hard it can be for you to make it through each day trying to keep up with the world around you.
Caring for your loved one can be super overwhelming, especially when it comes to finding the best possible care for them.
Just as my youngest was getting ready to leave the nest, I felt called to return to my studies. It’s anticipated that I will receive my MA in Gerontology at the end of 2023.
In my studies I discovered Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and the immense benefits it has for those suffering from mild to moderate dementia symptoms, MCI, TBI, and stroke related cognitive impairment.
Yes! The best results are shown in people who participate in cognitive stimulation every week. Please try to attend every class. Missing too many classes will not get you the results you want. If something comes up, don’t worry. We can pick back up in the next class.
If something is preventing you from attending classes please come talk to me! This will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
Nope! These classes are designed to act as a reprieve for the caregivers. Please take this time to rest, run errands, or pamper yourself!
All results are personal and individual and depend upon individual effort and circumstance. Unfortunately, I cannot make any guarantees of expected results.
However, I can assure you that there will be benefits for your loved one in my cognitive stimulation classes.
No. If you feel that you or a loved one might have dementia, please speak with your doctor to get a proper diagnosis.
Nope! An official diagnosis is not needed to join a class.