Untangling The DAWN Method with Judy Cornish
Judy Cornish is the founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network (DAWN®) in Moscow, Idaho. Through her hands-on work with dementia, she developed a proprietary method for working with people who have dementia—one that helps them develop and retain a sense of security and wellbeing. She is the author of Dementia with Dignity and The Dementia Handbook.
The DAWN Method® is simple enough to be used by caregivers in the home and works in care facilities as well. It targets the emotional distress that accompanies cognitive decline so that behaviors are avoided, and caregiver stress is minimized.
Judy is an attorney licensed in Idaho and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Before becoming a lawyer, she worked in vocational rehabilitation with people who have brain injuries and as a Qualified Mental Health Associate with the mentally ill. With her background in traumatic brain injury, mental illness, elder law and disability law, Judy brings a distinctive set of abilities to her work with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
In this episode, we discuss the importance of intuitive thinking skills, which Judy calls “the seat of our souls,” the medical model of dementia care vs. the experiential model, and how her desire to help a neighbor with dementia remain in her home launched a philosophy and program that helps families dealing with dementia worldwide.
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Read Judy’s AlzAuthors Posts:
Judy Cornish, Author of Dementia with Dignity, Offers Tools and Techniques for Home Care: https://alzauthors.com/2019/07/30/welcome-back-judy-cornish-author-of-dementia-with-dignity/
The Dementia Handbook: Judy Cornish Answers How to Care at Home: https://alzauthors.com/2017/06/27/meet-judy-cornish-author-of-the-dementia-handbook/
Connect with Judy at the DAWN Method!
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