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Invaluable Senior Care Social Media Community Educators

Community educators for Alzheimer’s and senior care

I’ve recently become a community educator  for the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Having been around seniors since my mom started working in a nursing home when I was 3, turned me into a lifelong learner about all things senior care. Now that I own an in-home senior care agency, I also like to be able to easily share some of the best tips, tricks and advice with my team and others.

Today, I want to share some of my favorite social media educators for those that want to learn more about geriatrics, caregiving for dementia, Parkinson’s, mobility and keeping a positive approach to caring for our loved ones.


Paula Span – She has spent the past 16 years as a New York correspondent for the Washington Post Style section and a staff writer for the Washington Post Magazine. She now writes “The New Old Age,” a column about aging and caregiving, for the New York Times. Her book “When the Time Comes.” following several families caring for aging parents, was published by Hachette.

Parenting Aging Parents Group – an amazing group of family members, experts and caring people started by Kim and Mike Barnes. The generosity of support and information in the group is off the charts. Seems like every day, I am picking up some other great tips or insight from this group.

When Dementia Knocks – Dr. Elaine Eshbaugh is a professor of Gerontology and Family Studies and has coordinated UNI’s Gerontology program since 2007. She has a master’s and PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Iowa State University, and has been published in research journals such as the Journal of Poverty, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, and the Journal of Community Psychology. Dr. Eshbaugh has more than 30 research publications in empirical journals. She teaches courses such as Research Methods, Family Relationships, Psychology of Aging, and Families, Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias. She has collaborated with various continuing care communities, adult day services, and hospices.

Laura Wayman – The Dementia Whisperer – is the author of “A Loving Approach to Dementia Care,” published by Johns Hopkins University Press. She has more than a decade of experience in and a strong dedication to quality aging. She is a professional dementia care consultant, trainer, the CEO of The Dementia Whisperers and a speaker on dementia and issues of aging.

Judy M Romano – The Informed Caregiver – empowers home caregivers by providing not only support but also specific training about home safety, aging in place, driver safety, fall prevention and more. Avoid caregiver burnout by becoming an Informed Caregiver.


Debra Kostiw, has dedicated her life to learning and teaching others about the care of Alzheimers & Dementia patients, spreading awareness about elder abuse and providing resources for others. Debra’s passion ignited over a decade ago with the simultaneous opening of her home care business and her mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. She is now transforming the way we look at cognitive care through the organization she founded, Answers About Alzheimer’s.

@debrakostiw How would your life change if you became an expert, just like Debra? Take the Certified Master Dementia Strategist course. To apply, book a call at Www.answersaboutalz.org #dementia #Alzheimer #alzheimers #ENDALZ #dementiaawareness #caregiving #caregiving #LBD #ftd #vasculardementia #alzheimersawareness #braindamage ♬ original sound – Debra Kostiw Dementia Educator

Dr. Breanna Barney, is a physical therapist, massage therapist, and educator. She specializes in geriatrics, Dementia, Parkinson’s and fall prevention. She shows a lot of ways to use assisted devices.

@viptherapy Walker too wide? Try this! Still struggling? Reach out today to see how we can help. 567-454-1046 or www.viptherapy.org Disclaimer: this is not medical advice. Consult your doctor if you are having pain and mobility limitations. #caregiver #caregivers #caregiversupport #caregivertips #healthcare #health #healthcareworkers #pain #geriatrics #falls #fallprevention #parkinsons #rollingwalker #stairs #dementia #homecare #homehealth #wellness #stna #cna #nurse #doctor #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #physicaltherapyassistant #physicaltherapystudent #fyp #caregiversoftiktok #healthcareworkersoftiktok #cnasoftiktok #nursesoftiktok #physicaltherapytiktok ♬ original sound – Breanna PT

Joanna LaFleur, the CEO and Founder of Memory Lane Foundation. With a degree in Recreational Therapy from Eastern Michigan University and 20 years of experience in the elder care industry, watch her videos to learn how to make a positive impact in Dementia Care.

@joanna.dementia.e Today’s video addresses a common challenge for caregivers: assisting individuals with dementia in taking a shower when they may be resistant. Here are concise tips to navigate this situation with compassion. #CaregivingTips #longtermcare #ltc #alzheimers #creativedementiacare #dementiatraining #caregiversoftiktok #healthcaretok #dementia #familycaregiver #lewybodydementia #frontotemporaldementia #cna #nursesoftiktok #alzheimersawareness ♬ original sound – Joanna | Dementia Expert

Robert Love, is a neuroscientist who specializes in helping people prevent Alzheimer’s.

@robertwblove The Very Best Exercise for Preventing Alzheimer’s. #alzheimers #dementia #aging #aginggracefully #exercise #memory #dualtaskexercise #staysharp @drheathersandison #robertlove #robertwblove ♬ original sound – Robert Love

Hospice Nurse Julie McFadden, with 16 years of experience as an ICU and Hospice/Palliative nurse, is passionate about normalizing discussions around death through education. She has garnered a significant TikTok following, covering end-of-life topics that have earned her recognition in Newsweek, USA Today, The Atlantic, and several other global articles.She is also the author of “Nothing to Fear” which extends a comforting hand, offering valuable tools, insights, and guidance to help you tread lightly on your end-of-life journey.

@hospicenursejulie For #1– watched “The Rally” video #hospicenursejulie #nurse #nursesoftiktok #learnoftiktok ♬ original sound – 💕 Hospice nurse Julie 💕



Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care – This channel features Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist and dementia care expert, who shares practical advice and techniques for managing challenging behaviors and communicating effectively with people with dementia.

Dementia Careblazers – This channel offers trustworthy information and support to caregivers of loved ones with dementia. The founder, Dr. Natali, aims to provide helpful information about common dementia struggles.

Dementia with Grace – This channel is created and hosted by Vicky Noland Fitch, a certified dementia practitioner with over 25 years of experience. The focus is on teaching overwhelmed caregivers how to make dementia caregiving easier.

Pamela D Wilson is a caregiving expert, advocate, and speaker who offers subject matter expertise and support to family caregivers, professionals, and organizations. Her subject matter expertise is in critical and post-acute care, long-term care, care management, care navigation, caregiver support, elder care, legal and financial appointments, and estate administration.

CareAcademy – CareAcademy gives professional and family caregivers the opportunity to enhance their caregiving skills through high-quality online classes. Our mission is to empower caregivers to learn how to deliver the best care to older adults with the support, guidance, and compassion needed to improve the older adult’s quality of life. They are educating caregivers to provide excellent care. This is part of dementia training course that one of my husband’s friends wrote for CareAcademy several years ago.

What are some of your favorite learning resources on aging, dementia, care? Share them in the comments below.

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