Help For Families

 

 

Have questions as you work to provide care to an aging loved one? Struggling with communicating with your loved one with memory loss? Whether you want their assistance or are interested in Diana's book or DVD for families of individuals with memory loss, we stand ready to help.

 

 

  
 

 Products YOU can Purchase

I Was Thinking... Diana's Book  

 

Is a workbook that helps people better communicate with their loved ones suffering from cognitive loss. It is a guide that can lead to happy, calm conversations.  The information discussed in this book may be new and different from what you have heard before.  However, it truly has the potential of reconnecting you with a loved one you may have felt was lost to you because of cognitive loss.

 

  

I'm Still In Here - Come Find Me!  My Todays are a Blur but my Yesterdays are my Strength  Diana's newest DVD designed for families.  This is a DVD of Diana’s family presentation based on the valuable information contained in her book.  Presented in a warm, friendly, caring manner with just the right amount of humor, this DVD provides the reasons behind the need to plan conversation starters that lead to a calm, contented experience for both you and your loved one.  Here’s your opportunity to have Diana’s help at your fingertips in the comfort of your own home!  Simply click on the title of the DVD for a short clip of the program. I'm Still In Here - Come Find Me!

My Todays are a Blur but My Yesterdays are My Strength

Diana's newest DVD designed for families

This DVD, of Diana’s family presentation, is based on the valuable information contained in her book. Presented in a warm, friendly, caring manner with just the right amount of humor, this DVD provides the reasons behind the need to plan conversation starters that lead to a calm, contented experience for both you and your loved one. Here’s your opportunity to have Diana’s help at your fingertips in the comfort of your own home!

View a short clip of this DVD to the right. 

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Examples of Diana’s Techniques in Action

Wondering how these techniques can help? A demonstration is worth a thousand words. It is often helpful to actually see Diana’s techniques in action. Changing your conversation can change your outcome. Take a minute to watch and see if you find some help.

HYGIENE STRUGGLES IN THE FACE OF MEMORY LOSS

DEFUSING STRESS OVER PAST LOSSES

 

 

Click on this short video which shows an alternative to address the issue of bathing.Watch how simply changing your approach can change the outcome.

 

Click on this short video which addresses the challenging conversation that occurs when your loved one brings up a person who is deceased. The difference between attempting to get them to “remember” that their loved one is gone and encouraging them to talk about the memories of that person often can defuse the situation.

  
Family Consultation

 

  • Interested in a Certified Dementia Practitioner to work with you and your family?  
  • Want to discuss an assessment of your loved one’s remaining brain power?  
  • Want to set up a public seminar focused on memory loss?
  • Want to set up a "private seminar" just for you and your family/friends to discuss memory care management for your loved one?

Give Diana a call at 419-351-7654 OR Lynn at 419-994-7847 or Fill out a "Contact Us" form!

Public Seminars

For those of you living within the Northwest Ohio area who would like to hear us, we will be doing seminars at the following location(s). 

APRIL 5th I'M STILL IN HERE...Come Find Me!     (Public Welcome)
Elks Lodge 53  Holland-Sylvania Rd.                       1:00 PM
Toledo, OH    Email Contact    (419) 841-6654

APRIL 5th MEMORY, EXERCISE AND YOU             (Public Welcome)
Elks Lodge 53  Holland-Sylvania Rd.                       1:00 PM
Toledo, OH    Email Contact    (419) 841-6654

APRIL 5th BRAIN GAMES                                    (Public Welcome)
Elks Lodge 53  Holland-Sylvania Rd.                       1:00 PM
Toledo, OH    Email Contact    (419) 841-6654

April 17th WHAT'S THERE TO LAUGH ABOUT?     (Public Welcome)
Parkcliffe Toledo                                                  6:00 PM
Toledo, OH   Email Contact   or Call Jenny Bucher (419) 381-9447

April 26th 
HOW TO TALK TO ELDERLY PARENTS    (Public Welcome)
Promedica St. Luke's Hospital                        10:00 AM
Maumee, OH   Email Contact   

May 8th MEMORY AND EXERCISE           (Public Welcome)
Wernert Corners Civic Center                          7:00 PM
Toledo, OH  please call Ruth Browning @ (419) 867-3594  

MAY 22nd
  
LET'S GO OUT!!!          (Public Welcome)
Parkcliffe Toledo                              6:00 PM
Toledo, OH   Email Contact   or Call Jenny Bucher (419) 381-9447 

JUNE 3rd ELDER EXPO                     (Public Welcome)
                                                        9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fremont, OH   Email Contact   or Call Patricia Gerber (419) 332-3800

JUNE 19th  WHERE DOES THE ANGER COME FROM?     (Public Welcome)
Parkcliffe Toledo                                                          6:00 PM
Toledo, OH   Email Contact   or Call Jenny Bucher (419) 381-9447

JULY 17th  CONFLICT MANAGEMENT    (Public Welcome)
Parkcliffe Toledo                                   6:00 PM
Toledo, OH   Email Contact   or Call Jenny Bucher (419) 381-9447

August 5th DELAY THE DISEASE Session 1 of 4           (Public Welcome)
Lial Renewal Center                                                       6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Whitehouse, OH    Email Contact 

August 12th DELAY THE DISEASE Session 2 of 4         (Public Welcome)
Lial Renewal Center                                                       6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Whitehouse, OH    Email Contact 

August 19th DELAY THE DISEASE Session 3 of 4         (Public Welcome)
Lial Renewal Center                                                       6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Whitehouse, OH    Email Contact 

August 26th DELAY THE DISEASE Session 4 of 4         (Public Welcome)
Lial Renewal Center                                                       6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Whitehouse, OH    Email Contact 

SEPTEMBER 6th I'M STILL IN HERE...Come Find Me!      (Public Welcome)
Lial Renewal Center - Sisters of Notre Dame                    TBA AM
Whitehouse, OH        Email Contact           (419) 841-6654

SEPTEMBER 6th MEMORY, EXERCISE AND YOU              (Public Welcome)
Lial Renewal Center - Sisters of Notre Dame .                  TBA AM
Whitehouse, OH           Email Contact        (419) 841-6654

SEPTEMBER 6th 
BRAIN GAMES                                     (Public Welcome)
Lial Renewal Center - Sisters of Notre Dame                    TBA AM
Whitehouse, OH            Email Contact       (419) 841-6654

 

If you or your organization would like one of our Certified Dementia Practitioners to speak, give us a call! 

Thanks for the input!

Mark from Bellevue, Ohio writes... I can ’t express how much of a blessing your book, “I Was Thinking ”  has been. We brought my Dad “home ” from Florida in May and while he is probably suffering more from his journey to life’s end than the dementia they first diagnosed him with, your book prepared me for the conversations – and lack of conversations I would have the past 5 months. I don ’t know how much longer the Lord is going to allow Dad to spend with us, but knowing more about this journey has been invaluable.  Keep up the great work and thank you for bringing your message to WLMB.

Extremely Grateful,  Mark

C. Johnson, RN, North Carolina writes... Your book was so helpful - in talking with the compromised aged.  I read it and gave to my husband, and his sister who was living with their aging out mom (to be 96 this Aug, with early stages dementia).  Bottom line, your book was able to BEGIN the process of understanding their mother as a person with serious unmet needs.
 
But the point is, Diana, YOUR book stimulated the whole process, its gave us a "professional" view that allowed true assessment of Mary Elizabeth's needs, which I could see as a psych nurse, but her daughter and my husband (a Harvard psychiatrist) could not "see".  That helpful wall of denial which helps us cope sometimes, also needs a "door" to open to those realities needing to be recognized - and your book was that door!  It allowed all the family to be able to "talk about" realities without feeling we were diminishing her; that her creeping dementia was a problem which was/is discussable and did not mean a person loses their true personhood.  Thanks for authoring this wonderful book!

  
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BREAKING NEWS!!  

Congratulations are in order to Diana and Lynn for receiving certification as Certified Dementia Practitioners!!

 

 

Diana has completed the INTERACT Institute.  She  stands ready to provide education and/or mentorship to nursing homes interested in effectively implementing the INTERACT Quality Improvement Program. 

   

Interested in learning more about reducing rehospitalization while providing the highest quality of care to your residents?  Give her a call at 419 351-7654.

  

Diana's been "in the news"!
Below are links to interesting
links of her activities...
Simply clic
k on the links below!!

 

Joan Bryden Interview with Diana Waugh: Part One

Joan Bryden Interview with Diana Waugh: Part Two

WLMB Channel 40 

Interview with Diana

Toledo Blade

Article on her book

The Mirror June 27th 2013

 

 

"Understandable...practical...insightful information that can be used immediately.  Would have been helpful in my own family.  It will make a difference for many.  Carry on!"  Jon W. Schwantz, D.C.

"Diana provides pure, practical advice born out of her own experience and shared with love.  'I Was Thinking...' gives people hope and tools to re-build these precious relationships."  Ed Carlson, Pastor, Clyde Christian Church, Ohio

"If you've been frightened and struggled, as I have, with an aging parent who has always the brightest star on the horizon and had to watch him fade, then this is the book you've been waiting for.  I know.  I used Diana's techniques during many long distance calls and visits that I had with my Dad as he began to slip in his 90's.  The answers to how to reach out and make that connection are here."  Dee Resnick, Loving family member

"I enjoyed reading your book.  I found it to be very practical with easily understood concepts and ideas that were also heartfelt.  I believe many families would find the suggestions in your book helpful, insightful, and applicable in many caregiving situations that families face.  I also believe that because you have experienced caregiving as a professional and as a family member, you bring a unique perspective that can help others.  Thank you for sharing and in the great work that you do."  Salli Bollin, MSW

  
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