Laura Herman

Dementia and Eldercare Professional, Consultant and Writer

Over twenty years working in geriatric care with an emphasis on dementia care.

Dementia and Eldercare

Experience includes:

- Direct Hands-on Caregiving
- Medication Administration
- Therapeutic Activities 
- Behavior Support
- Memory Care Facility Administration
- Care Coach, My Caring Plan

Extensive experience in various settings 
- In-home Care
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Residential Care Facilities
- Memory Care Facilities
- Online

Teaching and Education
- Memory Care Staff and Other Professionals
- Family Members of Residents with Dementia

- Assist family caregivers to find appropriate resources for their loved ones' needs

Dementia Care Coordination and Family Support

Guiding and supporting family members through the labyrinth of dementia care.

- Coordinate medical and social care for people with dementia
- Advocate for the person in difficult circumstances 

Family Support and Guidance
- Family support from before facility move-in through end of life
- Help family members navigate difficult decisions and changes in health, behavior and cognition throughout the progression of dementia 
- Family support group facilitation

Behavior Support
- Lead staff, family members and others to recognize the messages the person with dementia's behavior is communicating. By identifying unmet needs, and responding appropriately, challenging behavior is minimized and the person is supported to enjoy their highest possible functioning and quality of life

- Understand and communicate effectively with people with dementia, and assist others to do the same. 

Professional Writing:

Many years of professional writing experience includes:

- Content Writer and Dementia Specialist, Olera Care
- Featured Author, ReaDementia
- Care Expert, Ready Set Care
- Writer & Elderly Care Specialist, Safer Senior Care

- Medical
- Educational
- Training
- Informational
- Copywriting
- Ghostwriting
- Memory Care Facility policies and procedures

Research  Review

Dementia and Alzheimer Clinical Directorate for Simbiotia, an innovative Spanish company dedicated to improving people's lives by creating better environments using the elements of nature, architecture, construction, design and art.

- Uncover, review, analyze and compile research studies on evidence-based wellness benefits of plants, natural settings, and other therapeutic environmental elements on older adults.

- Research, gather and assess information regarding innovative senior living and senior care practices around the world.

- Consult and speak on the future of senior care.


Past or current include:

- Certified Nursing Aide

- Certified Medication Aide

- Assisted Living and Residential Care Facility Administrator 

- Certified Caregiving Facilitator