Clark County Historical Museum & Society
As a cultural institution, being able to engage with a diverse group of people is crucial to our mission. Terri's training on the challenges faced by those with dementia and their carers enabled us to rethink the spaces we create and our interactions with this group. The training did an excellent job of providing actionable concepts that we could implement immediately as well as lessons we can bring forward as we develop new programs and experiences.
Terri Brandley opened our eyes to how important it is to have businesses & communities being mindful of dementia and it's presence in our world. She has a beautiful home base where she is able to teach people about dementia and assisting professionals in obtaining education for various fields. Terri does most of her good works out in the community teaching. Terri has chosen to utilize all of her years of experience to work with business owners to create spaces safe and helpful to folks with dementia. Continuing to create overall awareness and preparedness for changing community dynamics.
Here are a couple ideas we covered for business owners:
~Helping businesses understand how to help in practical ways such as employees/owners being trained to assist people with dementia by approaching clearly from the front and moving to the side to give safe space.
~having a certification program with a sticker in the window letting people know of the training/education they received.
~Placement of mirrors and flow that effects the experience of some living with dementia.
~Many more ideas and resources are available at www.ltced.org and Terri can be booked there as well.
Ways Terri can help you:
~Providing business consulting, training and education for business owners to create environments fit for our friends with dementia.
~State certified CE(Continued Education) hours for individuals & organizations seeking training/education.
Terri stated that "...more education is important. Are people ready to take the extra steps to show love for our community members with dementia?.."
Thanks for hosting another great Collaborative Terri Brandley! We are excited to support you in creating a more caring and educated community as a whole.
Connie Joy Brester
Yesterday was awesome! We had the privilege of having Terri Brandley share with our office her passion for caring for, understanding and making the community a better place for those with dementia.
Terri’s heart is to give businesses tips on how to create an atmosphere that is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable for their clients/patients with dementia. She has created a company called Dementia Business Consulting to help her cause. Please check out the enlightening material on her Facebook page and get in touch with her if you own a business or even if you’re a caregiver or family member of someone with dementia.
There were tips I learned yesterday I wish I had known and understood when I was helping care for my loved ones with dementia!!
Elfin Services, Inc
Terri Brandley is a wonderfully amazing instructor focused on educating the community and health care industry to ensure quality care and understanding of many different topics. I had the pleasure of taking her Dementia friendly business course, it was eye opening to say the least! The hands on experienced coupled with the information provided really helped me to understand what someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia goes through on a day to day basis. Terri is such a blessing to this community and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking to learn either because you are caring for someone or you are a healthcare professional.
- Jessica Barela
Elfin Home Care Services, Inc
"Terri is an amazing teacher. She is very compassionate about her work to make every business Dementia Friendly. She has spent most of her life helping our Veterans, and seniors. She is a joy to be around I highly recommend her Services."
- Debbie Docksteader
“This training program offers you the perspective and a better understanding of some of the issues those living with dementia go through. It's very informative and enlightening, and we highly recommend this training for all businesses in the Southwest Washington Community!!”
- Joey Yourchek
"In the recent few months, I have had to become a caregiver for my father who is in the early stages of dementia. Terri has been an invaluable resource during this time. When my father started exhibiting new behaviors, I have been able to call Terri to discuss these. In most cases, the behaviors of my father are typical of someone with dementia. It is a comfort to have someone such as Terri, who is extremely knowledgeable of dementia. My father and I went to see a doctor, who did a great job of explaining his findings while we were, but a few days later some questions arose on my part. I was able to contact Terri who answered all of my questions. I can't imagine navigating my way through being a caregiver for someone with dementia without the assistance of someone like Terri."