Building and Rebuilding Our Family
Assisting families on the dementia journey is one that requires creativity, knowledge, and respect. As we learn to repair, build anew, and sometimes work through the dynamics of family, we seek to love through our actions as well as our words. For caring is an act of love.
From Family Care Partner to Dementia Care Professional, we walk together.
When our loved ones are diagnosed with dementia, and even at the first symptom, we are filled with so much fear, worry, and confusion about what this dementia journey will hold. Resources are abundant yet scarce, helpful yet confusing. We wonder what the impact will be on our own life, and need to build a care team that can support both of us, all of us.
“The family is the first essential cell of human society.”
-Pope John XXIII
Sole care partner? In-home care? In a care community? You are still family. With all the history and traditions that are folded into that life. As loved ones, as individuals living with dementia, we seek the dignity of continuing to live as a family, and that sometimes means we need to shift our view, embrace a new role, and forgive and love deeper than we ever thought we could. It is hard yet joyful. Well, at least it can be. For as we grow in strength as a family during this present trial, we can live fully alive and become a spark of light in a dark chapter.
I work with families of all kinds, with various needs, and hopes, and struggles, and strengths. Regardless of your budget, I wish to accompany you as you walk this dementia journey. You, yourself, may have the diagnosis, or you may be a family care partner, a friend, or a loved one. Let us come together and see what we can do to improve your quality of care with and after dementia.
- Family Creative Care Training
- 1:1 Life Enrichment Programming
- Care Partner Support Groups
- Family Memory Café Group
- Post Care Journey Mentorship
If you would like someone to accompany you on your dementia journey, please feel free to reach out to me at any time at Kate@dementialettersproject.com
I was a family care partner for my grandma living with Vascular Dementia. Our time together was filled with many of the same emotions you experience. I bring with me into this work, the knowledge I gained because of that chapter in my life, and what I wish I had along the way.