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July 4th, 2024

What is a Dementia Coach?

  1. What is a Dementia Coach? Kim Hegwood 20:03

In this insightful episode of Life Happens with host Kim Hegwood, guest Lizette Cloete from “Think Different” Dementia joins the conversation to share her expertise and personal journey in dementia care. Lizette, an experienced Occupational Therapist, begins by explaining what inspired her to shift her focus from working directly with individuals with dementia to supporting their caregivers, highlighting the critical role caregivers play in the well-being of their loved ones.The episode delves into the role of a dementia coach, with Lizette explaining how this support is crucial for caregivers. She outlines the key steps families should take to prepare for dementia caregiving, ensuring they are ready for the challenges and responsibilities ahead.Kim and Lizette discuss Self-Care strategies for caregivers, emphasizing the importance of maintaining their own health and well-being while caring for a loved one with dementia. Lizette also addresses common misconceptions about dementia, such as the belief that dementia care is always difficult or that healthcare providers should handle all Caregiver education.Lizette shares her final advice for caregivers feeling overwhelmed, offering encouragement and practical tips for managing stress and finding support. She provides information on how listeners can learn more about her services and access additional resources.This episode offers valuable insights and guidance for caregivers navigating the complex journey of dementia care, empowering them with knowledge and support.

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About Lizette:
Lizette Cloete, a seasoned occupational therapist, has dedicated her career to transforming the landscape of dementia care. Recognizing a dire need for proactive and efficient guidance in dementia caregiving—akin to the specialized training an Olympic athlete would receive—Lizette leveraged her extensive experience to pioneer a unique Coaching approach. Moving beyond traditional occupational and physical therapies, she crafted a personalized Coaching framework to help families navigate the multifaceted challenges of dementia.

Her innovative methodology equips caregivers with strategic insights and practical tools, empowering them to envision and prepare for life beyond dementia. Through her compassionate and knowledgeable guidance, Lizette is not only addressing the immediate struggles of dementia care but also ensuring that caregivers and their loved ones achieve optimal outcomes on their journey.

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Kim Hegwood Attorney at Law, Podcaster

Kim Hegwood, born in Bay City, is an Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney based in Houston, Texas. Kim has been a practicing Attorney since she graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1996. After watching her grandparents struggle to maintain their independence as they grew older, trying to navigate the challenges of aging, and deal with the legal, financial, and emotional challenges that our loved ones face in their golden years, Kim dedicated her career to helping families preserve their dignity and protect their assets.

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