How to Start Your Dementia Consulting Business with Lizette Cloete, OTR

How to Start Your Dementia Consulting Business with Lizette Cloete, OTR

For this episode, Dr. Mike Chua is with Lizette Cloete. She is an experienced occupational therapist, (OTR) and a certified dementia practitioner. Together, they talk all about what a dementia consultant is. They also discuss the pros and cons of the different dementia certificates and how to start your own dementia consulting business.

In this episode:
04:25 – What is a dementia consultant?
06:20 – Lizette talks about the different certifications for dementia practitioners.
13:45 – What does Lizette like about her class?
15:15 – What is the advantage of Positive Approach to Care certification?
16:40 – What is the Dorn method?
18:25 – Lizette shares her challenges with the different dementia certifications.
20:05 – What is the Montessori approach?
22:25 – Lizette explains what Dementia Capable care is.
23:15 – What is the Evergreen Certified Dementia care specialist certification?
24:50 – What is Skills2Care approach?
35:40 – Lizette shares her journey in dealing with her parents who has dementia.

40:20 – What are the positive sides of being a certified dementia practitioner?

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About the Author

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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