The holiday season is a time of new and old traditions, and sharing in the joy and togetherness of spending time with friends and family. But for families whose loved ones are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, the holidays can be stressful and overwhelming; and for family caregivers, oftentimes difficult to remember the joy that holidays can bring.
Kensington Senior Living is thrilled to partner with our panel of caregiver coaches and experts: Lisa Bricker, Elder Care Consultant; Melissa Long, Director of Education and Support at Insight Memory Care Center; and Monica Moore, Community Health Program Manager for the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Research & Care. From purposeful gift ideas to creative, meaningful ways to spend time together, our experts discuss how to adapt while caring for your loved one; and new ways to find joy in the wonderfulness of the season.
Lisa Bricker is an Elder Care Consultant, Placement Specialist, and Founder of Gently Guided, LLC. She helps families transition forward with compassion. She has served hundreds of families of diverse needs as a Senior Care Consultant and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Placement Specialist. Families feel peace of mind as she takes the burden of “feeling alone” off of their shoulders.
Melissa Long is the Director of Education and Support for Insight Memory Care Center. Melissa coordinates support groups, caregiver workshops and educational events for caregivers and their loved ones on the journey with dementia. Melissa has been providing care to older adults for 17+ years.
Monica Moore, MSG is the Community Health Program Manager for the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Care at UCLA and the Co-Director, Training and Education Activities, UCLA-California Alzheimer’s Disease Center. She has worked in the field of aging and Alzheimer’s disease for 20 years focusing on community education and outreach and caregiver support. She holds a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from California State University Long Beach and a certificate in Gerontology from Sonoma State University.