Compassion Chat with Heather Janes

Join Susan for monthly online chats with Alzheimer’s and dementia care resources to help dispel the isolation so many feel and make it easier to reach out for help. This month Susan’s guest is Heather Janes, Dementia Care Specialist with ADRC (Aging & Disability Resource Center) of Jefferson County, Wisconsin.

Hi! I am Heather Janes, Dementia Care Specialist for the Aging and Disability Resource of Jefferson County. I have worked with Jefferson County for 5 years, 3 of those years being in this role. I have worked with individuals with memory loss and dementia and their care partners almost my entire life (working in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior centers, a workshop for individuals with varying abilities, and volunteer work in home with individuals in my college community). My grandmother passed away 6 years ago this month of Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer’s. I love being able to share resources and education with those who need it to support them better on this journey- you are never alone!

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