Offering Grace & Truth to all impacted by changing cognitive abilities
Dementia Education and Care Training Resources
As we go through life, we are taught to be prepared for the what-ifs and the worst-case scenarios. We learn CPR and first aid in case of an emergency. We take driving safety classes and learn what to do in the event of an accident. We even have earthquake and fire drills at work and school.
But what about when the worst-case scenario is not an accident or a natural disaster, but a gradual deterioration of our own cognitive function?
Dementia is a slowly progressing disease that affects over 55 million people worldwide, and yet few of us are prepared to deal with it. When symptoms first appear, they can be subtle and easily dismissed as simply part of the aging process. But as the disease progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to deny that something is wrong. Friends and family members may notice changes in mood or behavior, or problems with memory or decision-making. At this point, it is essential to seek professional help in order to get a diagnosis and start working on a plan for living with the disease. Dementia can be a frightening thing to face, but with education and by being prepared for it, we can help make the journey a little bit easier.
Grace & Truth dementia education programs are designed to provide information and resources to caregivers, families, and individuals living with dementia. These programs can be customized to meet the needs of any audience, and can be delivered in a variety of settings, from one-on-one sessions to large group presentations.
Additionally, programs offer continuing education units (CEUs) for professionals seeking career enhancement and educational experiences. Give your team unique credentials and set your business apart with formal education and National Certifications through the National Institute for Dementia Education. Programs are presented and taught by Heather White; a dementia expert and educator certified by the National Institute of Dementia Education.
This is not your everyday dementia education.
A different way of thinking leads to a different way of doing. Participants leave the workshop feeling empowered and equipped with new insights into how to better care for and feel about people who are experiencing cognitive changes.
Dementia-specific education is ideal for:
Our goal is
To be a force of positive change, and we firmly believe that through public engagement, we can make a difference.
Our hope is
That by working together, we can help make the world a better place for those living with dementia and their families.
Request real-world connections for anyone impacted by dementia
Grace & Truth uniquely matches individuals living with dementia with customer-facing organizations that have gone through dementia education. Through this pairing, Grace & Truth provides a much-needed service to both individuals and organizations.
Heather recognizes that wonderful tools are available, but you may not have heard of them because some companies just aren’t equipped with a million-dollar marketing budget or first page Google results. But they are amazing people who do amazing work. Importantly, these are the resources Heather would want and choose for her loved ones, and she is passionate about connecting companies and individuals.
Heather knows that when it comes to finding resources, it’s not just about what’s popular or well known. It’s about finding what works best for each individual and their situation. That’s why she takes the time to get to know you and your needs before making any recommendations. With Heather’s help, you can be confident you are finding the best resources available—including those that you didn’t know that are right next door.
When words don’t matter, music will
Music has a way of reaching into our soul and touching something deep inside of us. For many of us, music is an essential part of our lives. It can lift our spirits when we’re feeling down, provide a backdrop for happy memories, and even help us to fall asleep at night. But did you know that music can also be beneficial for those living with dementia?
Music is an art that can be used to help those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Because major brain areas associated with musical memory are relatively unaffected by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, musical memories are frequently maintained.
Music is the universal language.
Whether you’re happy or sad, excited or nervous, there’s always a song that can capture how you’re feeling. For some, music is a way to escape from the everyday stressors of life. For others, it’s a way to remember good times and the people who were there with them.
That’s why Grace & Truth is asking for submissions for their mixtape project for those living with dementia. We want to provide people with songs that will make them feel something special, whether it’s happiness, nostalgia, or hope. So, if you have a song that always puts a smile on your face or brings back memories of good times, please consider submitting it to Grace & Truth. It might just be the perfect pick-me-up for someone who needs it most.