Interview with Lizette Cloete, OTR/L and a Dementia Educator

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Interview with Lizette Cloete, OTR/L and a Dementia Educator

Did you know that every 3 seconds there are people diagnosed with Dementia globally? 

Lizette talks about how her personal experience led her to become an expert in Dementia and Cognitive care. 

A passion for teaching and the desire to change the mindset of therapists on taking care of Dementia patients are the two important driving forces that sets her in the path to where she is right now. 

In this episode: 
02:35 – QOTD “Everybody isn’t supposed to understand your vision.” 
04:30 – Introduction of Lizette Cloete. 
07:50 – Who is Lizette and how did she get into Dementia and Cognitive care? 
12:40 – She hates the disease (Dementia) but she loves helping care providers and demented patients live their best life possible. 
14:05 – Think Dementia Education on FB. 
14:20 – www.ThinkDifferentDementia.com for private and facility consulting. 
16:30 – Schedules for CDP class conducted by Lizette. 
17:30 – The more you put yourself out there, the more people will be aware of Dementia. – Lizette 
18:36 – What is Lizette’s biggest frustration? 
20:25 – She wants to change how therapists’ think about Dementia. 
20:35 – There is so much we can do with people having Dementia. 
25:25 – CDP is a practical and applicable course for therapists caring for Dementia patients. 
31:20 – Her biggest challenge and how she turned it around. 
32:50 – It is ok not to know, to change your mind and to keep going. 
38:50 – Always remember the word FAST. 

Check out ThinkDifferentDementia.com  

You can send an email to Lizette at thinkdifferentdementia@gmail.com  

FB Group Think Dementia Education  

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

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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