Elayne Forgie, CMC
Elayne Forgie is a professional geriatric care manager and certified health and wellness coach specializing in Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other memory impairments. She was a founding Board Member of the Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association and she is the president and founder of ElderCare at Home, Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center, AlzheimersTraining.com. and The ElderCare Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation that provides 24 hours of emergency respite care in the patient’s home.
She is presently serving on the Advocacy Advisory Board for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and has been awarded their Excellence in Care Specialist designation. Elayne was nominated for the Palm Beach County2009 Women in Leadership Award. She presently serves as an officer on the Board of Directors for the Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast. She is a member of the Case Management Society of America and the American Counseling Association.
Elayne has over 20 years of direct experience focusing on the needs of older adults, caregivers, and family members living with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. She has an impeccable reputation for providing comprehensive care and services and has helped thousands of families across the United States.
Elayne is active in a number of local is presently working with other local leaders in the establishment of Dementia Specific Standards for service delivery to patients and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
When caring for a person suffering from dementia, a crisis can occur at any time. If that crisis creates the need for an intervention, if often involves the opposite of what you might think. I’m not talking about a medical emergency, but a behavioral intervention. When a patients behavior changes, we usually need to slow down, take a deep breath, and step back.
Typical behaviors in dementia care that create a need for intervention include:
1. Anger in response to a…Continue
Posted on February 24, 2011 at 10:23am