Live chat with expert: David Troxel

A point of frustration for many caregivers is hearing “no” from their loved one living with dementia. This commonly happens as they attempt to assist with personal care activities like bathing and grooming. However, there are tips and techniques caregivers can use to turn the “no” into “yes.” Join this #CaregiverChat as Dr. Lakelyn Hogan Eichenberger, gerontologist and caregiving advocate for Home Instead, talks with dementia care expert and author David Troxel about how to overcome challenges of personal care.

Participants in the chat will learn:

  • The reasons behind resisting assistance with personal care
  • Tips for addressing challenges in the moment
  • Techniques to set the caregiver and care recipient up for success

About the expert

David Troxel
David Troxel is an internationally known expert in Alzheimer’s disease and memory care. He has worked for over 25 years in the Alzheimer’s care field developing and teaching care techniques as a consultant, writer and speaker. He co-authored the book "The Best Friends Approach" to Alzheimer’s Care, along with many other influential books and resources relating to Alzheimer’s care and training. Learn more about his work at David is a good friend of Home Instead and we have enjoyed working with him and appreciate his ongoing support of our dementia training and education programs. Watch the last couple of #CaregiverChats with David: Making the Connection: How to Talk (and Listen) to People Living with Dementia, Dementia Care in a Time of Social Distancing, Caregiving for the Holidays and Relationship Centered Care.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.