Live chat with expert: David Troxel

Religion and spirituality play a significant role in the lives of many. People living with dementia may lose the ability to initiate beloved spiritual activities. As care partners, we must ask how we can keep our loved ones connected to past traditions and rituals, whether it be a favorite prayer, hymn or strolling through nature. Join Dr. Lakelyn Hogan, Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate for Home Instead® and dementia care expert, David Troxel, for a conversation about spiritual connection for loved ones and care partners. 

Caregivers can learn:  

  • The importance of religion and spirituality and the difference between them. 
  • How to help maintain important rituals. 
  • Tips for activities that support spirituality and religion. 

About the expert

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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 https://bestfriendsapproach.com/. 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.

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