Dementia Coach Reed Henry is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a certified Gerontologist with a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy. Active in the field since 2003, he provides specialized support for caregivers keeping dementia patients at home as well as for professional caregivers.
Dementia Caregiver Support
Caring for a loved one with dementia is an exhausting task that requires specialized knowledge most people simply don’t have. Beyond that daunting challenge, caregivers see their loved-ones change in shocking and heartbreaking ways. This is why Coach Reed Henry’s approach is gentle and compassionate – both for patients and for caregivers. His dementia caregiver support helps avoid burnout, relieve guilt, and minimize family conflict.
Working with caregivers is not an individual process. When someone you love has dementia, the entire family system is affected and each member responds in their unique way. Only someone from outside the system can identify both the strengths and the weaknesses of its members so that the objectives of the entire family can be met. – Dementia Coach Reed Henry
For five years, Reed Henry worked with Dr. Sue Borson at the University of Washington on Key Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Common Dementias, Prevalence and Implications for Caregivers, Clinicians, and Health Systems, where he had the opportunity to interview hundreds of patients and caregivers. Since 2005, he’s consulted for the Dementia Partnership Project with the NW Regional Council on Aging. He was recognized by the Elder Service Provider Network as the 2009 Outstanding Elder Service Professional and is certified as an “Excellence in Care” specialist by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Keeping Dementia Patients at Home
Dementia Coach Reed Henry brings proven dementia care techniques right into the home, either in person or by video conference. He empowers caregivers with the knowledge and skills necessary to solve problems directly, which significantly reduces stress levels for everyone in the family. With the caregiver’s burden eased, the dementia patient receives better care and can stay home longer.
No one is prepared for the emotional, mental, and physical challenges of helping a loved one afflicted with dementia. The good news is you are not alone. There are information and tools to make things easier and resources designed to support you.
Caring for someone with dementia does not have to devastate your life; it can be the foundation for sweet and cherished memories. Learn to navigate the daily struggles, recognize the stages, and minimize regrets. Reach out and connect with Coach Reed Henry, M.A., LMHC, Gerontologist today.
Upcoming Book: Rewind
Want 16 years of research and proven dementia care techniques in one book? Stay tuned for Reed Henry’s revolutionary approach to caring for loved ones with dementia called Rewind to be released in a few months. Enter your email address and we’ll let you know when it’s ready.