Services Offered by Amy Beam Consulting

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  • Dementia Counseling
  • Family Referrals
  • Family Issues Related to Diagnosis of Dementia
  • Successfully Dealing With the New Reality
  • Understanding Behavior
  • Techniques for Coping

Individualized Consulting

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.

Families

Families

FAMILIES

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

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. 

First Responders

First Responders

FIRST RESPONDERS

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. 

With more than 10,000  Americans turning 65 each day, the diseases that are dementia disorders are rising at a rapid rate. Millions of Americans across the nation are providing  unpaid care for their loved ones. 

Often families are stunned into resignation when a loved one receives a dementia diagnosis. In many cases, they have noticed changes for months or years and did not act. Suddenly the symptoms interfered with daily living or resulted in a serious incident or accident. 

News of a dementia diagnosis opens the door for family members to get to know the patient in a different way. While symptoms change over time, they can be understood  and managed in a constructive way.

It is that understanding, and all of its ramifications that Amy brings to her clients.