Communication as a Tool for Challenging the Culture of Dementia Care

Communication as a Tool for Challenging the Culture of Dementia Care

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Thank You to Our Featured Expert:  Adria Thompson, Founder of Be Light Care Consulting, Dementia and Communications Consultant

Thank You to Our Forum Host:  Rachael Friedman, Clinical Psychologist, AHWGO Board Member

At Home, On Air Conversation Description:

This is a refreshing conversation about dementia care focused on how we talk about dementia, as well as how we talk to people with dementia.  Adria uses her expertise as a speech language pathologist and her everyday experience working with individuals with memory loss, to challenge stereotypes, improve communication, foster creativity, and provide support and inspiration to caregivers of all kinds. Embracing levity and humor, and with a deep well of compassion and honesty, Adria shines light on how we can be better, more-attuned caregivers and community members.

More About Adria Thompson:

Adria, the founder of Be Light Care Consulting, offers support to the tireless efforts of family members, friends, therapists and other medical providers who provide care to individuals with dementia. As a nationally certified speech language pathologist, with a Master’s degree in communication disorders, Adria has worked one-on-one with hundreds of individuals inside and outside of long-term care communities. In addition, she conducts virtual and in-person training and consultation to professionals and family members alike.  Her Instagram platform @belightcare features posts and videos offering invaluable advice, inspiration and resources.


The original, live conversation was recorded on:  Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 5:30 PM PST.

At Home, On Air: A Conversation with Adria Thompson, Episode 51

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