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About Christy Turner

Christy Turner is a speaker, guide, consultant, and the founder of http://DementiaSherpa.com (CTC Dementia Care Management). She has enjoyed the privilege of working with over 1,045 people living with dementia and their families. Visit Christy’s blog and follow her in social media.
Latest Posts | By Christy Turner
8 Insider Tips for Working Effectively with Senior Care Staff
5 months ago

8 Insider Tips for Working Effectively with Senior Care Staff

By  •  Family

One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever make as a dementia care partner is when to move your parent or partner into memory care. Once the move is done, you next need to know how to work effectively with senior care staff. Read More

Expecting the Unexpected as a Caregiver: How to Create a Backup Plan
6 months ago

Expecting the Unexpected as a Caregiver: How to Create a Backup Plan

By  •  Family

Being the primary care partner for a person living with dementia is tough.

Beyond the grief of watching a person you love go through an unforgiving disease process, you’ve got the practical matter of another grown person’s life to manage, as well as your own. Read More

How to Keep Your Self-Identity as a Senior Care Partner
7 months ago

How to Keep Your Self-Identity as a Senior Care Partner

By  •  Family

Caring for a parent or partner living with dementia can become an all-consuming task. It is often an experience that becomes your whole life. Some care partners take on the role because they want to, some because they feel they have to, and others because they never considered any other option. Read More

Family Member Living with Dementia? Here’s How to Handle Family Conflicts
7 months ago

Family Member Living with Dementia? Here’s How to Handle Family Conflicts

By  •  Family

In working with 1,100 people living with dementia, I’ve found working with them is the easy part! It’s their families who are much more challenging. Read More

7 Ways to Be a Great Dementia Care Partner According to Trailblazers
8 months ago

7 Ways to Be a Great Dementia Care Partner According to Trailblazers

By  •  Family

I did my first “research” paper in 2nd grade. I chose Harriet Tubman. When I learned what one woman could accomplish against unbelievable odds, I was hooked. I devoured stories of female trailblazers, marvelling at Marie Curie, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Dr Elizabeth Blackwell. Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, and Malala Yousafzai have inspired me. Being a trailblazer is hard work. Read More