Services Offered by Amy Beam Consulting
- Dementia Counseling
- Family Referrals
- Family Issues Related to Diagnosis of Dementia
- Successfully Dealing With the New Reality
- Understanding Behavior
- Techniques for Coping
Whether you are a family member that needs help because of a recent diagnosis or a nursing facility that needs additional staff training, Amy will work with you to create an individualized plan for your situation.
She is experienced with family counseling as well as associations with groups of 250 or more.
Dementia is many diseases that requires a variety of approaches to help caregivers, first responders and others be effective in their work.
Understanding dementia starts with the diagnosis. Various forms of the diseases progress at different rates and in different ways.
Knowing as much as you can from the beginning will help you make a care plan that will maximize quality of life for the patient and your family.
A diagnosis may mean new care or even new living arrangements. Funding may be available to help you cope with new requirements.
Health Care Workers
HEALTH CARE WORKERS
Whether you are seeing patients in an office, caring for someone in their home, or working in a memory care unit, your should be familiar with the world in which dementia patients live. Since memory is changed, the patient may no longer live in
“today”. The way you react to their conversation can make the difference between a combative or constructive experience for both of you.
How dementia patients are helped in and out of chairs may also require different techniques to avoid injury.
Combative dementia patients are often afraid and interpreting their surroundings in a different way.
Learning how to recognize a dementia patient, speak to them and move them are important techniques that can literally save lives.