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You're supporting a loved one with dementia. I can help.

Contact me for a quick, no-charge call to explore how.

What Does Dementia Support Look Like?

You love someone who has dementia.

They’ve been to the doctor.

You’ve done what you can.

You know the unpredictable nature of the condition.

You know you’re going to have to buckle up and get ready

to take whatever this experience might throw at you.

But you can’t shake the feeling

that there must be something else you could do

to better prepare your loved one and yourself for the road ahead.

You’re right.

Supporting someone with dementia is a dance

between moments of acceptance

and moments of conscious action.

By making the right moves

in the right moments

you can profoundly influence your experience as a caregiver,

and your loved one’s experience of needing care.

Yet, there is a lot about dementia that can’t be changed.

There are times we have to let go of our illusion of control,

take our feet off the pedals, 

and just hang on for the ride.

I can help you determine which type of moment this is.

I’ve learned a lot in 25 years about the choices that can affect the road ahead.

Dad doesn’t want to take a shower?

Sure, this is common in dementia,

but there are as many reasons for it as there are individuals.

What is it for him?

By exploring this question we can find a solution

that meets Dad’s hygiene needs

but also protect his dignity

and sense of self.

I love helping dementia caregivers

support their loved ones

to feel and function at their highest possible potential –

and do it without sacrificing their own health and quality of life.

Because your loved one needs you to be at your best too.

Set up a quick call.

If I can’t help you I’ll do my best

to direct you to the resources who can.

You’ll come away from our meeting with something of value.

If we’re a good match, you can sign up for my Telephone Support Plan.

We’ll check in over the phone each week and email each other as needed.

We’ll address urgent concerns

and get ready where we can for the future.

We’ll prepare for doctor’s appointments

and work out realistic plans for respite that work within your budget.

I’ll introduce you to the experts you know you need

and provide the resources that you would ask for if you knew to.

We’ll take cues from your loved one’s words and non-verbal communication

to ensure their holistic needs are met,

so they can feel and function at the top of their potential.

But, sometimes we just want to vent or laugh in a safe space

with someone who understands how hard and messy

and frustrating and funny and impossible

and sacred this experience can be.

And we can do that too.

Ask about

Pay What You Will Pricing

For a limited time only, you can name your own price for Weekly Telephone Support.

Suggested price: $150 per month

We'll chat over the phone every week and exchange emails as needed to


answer your questions

- plan for the future

- find resources

- brainstorm

- vent

- everything you need to support your loved one to feel and function at their best.

Contact me with questions or to take advantage of this opportunity.

How Can Behavior Support Help Me
Care For My Loved One With Dementia?

In terms of dollars and cents, this support can easily pay for itself many times over by preventing just one trip to the emergency room or by delaying admission to a care facility by even one month.

But what really matters is the peace of mind knowing you're doing your best for your loved one.

You can ensure they have the best care and quality of life possible - and you don't have to sacrifice your health or happiness to do it. With the right support you can be a fantastic family caregiver, and care for your own needs at the same time.

- Minimize falls and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations, complications, and problems
- Reduce challenging behaviors

- Minimize medications and harmful side effects

- Help your loved one think and function at their best

- Help your loved one remain as comfortable as possible, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually

- Support your loved one to minimize decline and maximize independence

- Enjoy a better relationship with your loved one

- Be at your best for caregiving

- Get more out of your caregiving journey
- Talk to a teammate who will listen attentively
- Connect with resources and tools

- Benefit from a partner with decades of experience


I love helping people unlock the message in their loved ones' behavior!

"I could go on and on about how valuable your support has been to me. You seem to understand what's going on for me before I even have to fully express it. You have an uncanny amount of empathy for what your clients' lives are like. It's unreal!"
"Laura is truly a gem in the world of elder and dementia care. Her passion for the well-being of seniors shines through in all of her work, whether she is providing hands-on care, writing insightful articles, or consulting with families. Her extensive knowledge and experience in the field is evident in the quality of care she provides, and her dedication to making a positive impact in the lives of those she serves is inspiring. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with Laura and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of exceptional care for their loved ones."

"Wow! This is amazing! I really appreciate your thoughts and effort of writing a detailed report! Thank you so much! 

You've really helped me a lot."

Laura is an amazingly gifted listener, and her support for family caregivers like me is invaluable. I connected with Laura on LinkedIn as a colleague – we both write in the senior and caregiving areas – but I soon began consulting her on my own family caregiving challenges. Her extensive, hands-on experience working with people with dementia and their families means she has seen, heard and experienced just about every type of situation. Being a family caregiver is often an experience fraught with stress and emotion. Laura has a unique ability to recognize and support my own feelings while also helping me perceive and understand what my loved one may be experiencing. That helps me be a much more effective and empathetic caregiver. Anyone looking for solid, experience-based solutions caring for a senior or someone with dementia, you won’t find anyone better than Laura!

Support Group for Family Caregivers - 30 minutes - no charge

This weekly support and coaching group is available free of charge.

Share your struggles, ask a question, or get advice. 

Thursdays through Eventbrite

If you are supporting a loved one with dementia, I can help.

Contact me for a quick, no-charge telephone or video call to explore how.

Laura Herman

Dementia and Eldercare Professional

For 25 years I've served older adults with dementia
and their families. 

- Direct caregiving
- Therapeutic activities
- Medical care coordination
- Proactive problem prevention
- Training and education
- Resource connection

- Behavior support