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We are so fortunate to have many people who specialize in dementia and Alzheimer’s in our community. Luciana Mitzkun is a local treasure trove of information and support for both those who are dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and the ones who love them.

Luciana Mitzkun is a licensed RCFE Administrator and memory care specialist, with nearly 30 years of experience in assisting families and patients affected with dementia, such as in Alzheimer’s disease. Formerly a Care Consultant for the Alzheimer’s Association, Luciana brings extensive knowledge in care planning and working in collaboration with diverse supportive organizations and community leaders. She is also a Certified Mediator and Support Group Facilitator, providing additional direct support to our families. When she is not assisting patients and their families or writing, Luciana likes to travel, swim, snorkel, and dance to country music with her husband, The Roy.

See some of the residents below whom Luciana has the pleasure of working with at Villa Alamar every day.

Luciana is the author of two popular books on memory care, Ahead of Dementia and Ahead of Memory Loss, resources that bring valuable information and strategies to patients and caregivers affected with memory-related conditions. Her work is also available in Spanish, Un Paso Adelante de la Demencia.

Caring for a loved one with dementia is one of the greatest challenges one might face in life. It requires resilience, creativity, planning, and knowledge of the multiple facets of dementia care. This book brings an overview of what family caregivers must know to identify and manage dementia symptoms, to make the best plans for future care, and avoid costly mistakes as dementia progresses. Pragmatic, concise, and straight to the point, yet with poignant anecdotes and compassionate wisdom, Ahead of Dementia is a must-read for those who want to know how best to help their loved ones while also caring for themselves.

Valuable information for the busy family caregiver who wants straightforward information on how to stay ahead of dementia. From recognizing the first symptoms, to understanding the diagnosis, care strategies, legal and financial issues, managing behaviors, and planning for long-term care: a comprehensive view of what it takes to care for a loved one with dementia.

In addition to her books, Luciana has an excellent YouTube Series on dementia, Memory care made simple:

Short and straight to the point, her YouTube videos allow family caregivers access to essential strategies and tools in dealing with the multiple challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia. Here are two:

Using Ice Cream for Healing Dementia-Related Anxiety:

Communicating with dementia patients: Fiblets and D.A.R.E

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