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What Does a Dementia Doula Do?

What Does a Dementia Doula Do?
Mary Anne Ogelesby

What Does a Dementia Doula Do? Have you ever wished for a friend who understood your dementia caregiving journey? A friend who had all the answers you needed, especially when it comes to navigating the challenges of dementia care? Haven't we all hoped for this friend at one time or another?

There is the next best thing. You can hire a dementia doula to walk with you through the complexities of dementia caregiving. Doula, an ancient Greek word meaning a woman who serves, takes on a new and vital role in supporting those dealing with dementia. Historically associated with experienced mothers assisting new moms, the term "doula" seamlessly translates to experienced Alzheimer's caregivers assisting those who are new to caregiving.

Dementia doulas represent a relatively new but rapidly growing field. This conversation delves into the crucial role a dementia doula plays in providing invaluable assistance and understanding to caregivers navigating the challenges of dementia care. If you've ever wondered what a dementia doula does and how they can make a difference, this exploration is a must-listen.


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