When Rich, Pam’s husband was diagnosed with MCI at 60, neither of them knew what an impact that would have on their future lives. As a result of this journey, Forget Me Not Family Care Home was born, then came the Village.
The concept is simple. Create an environment where families dealing with the disease can help each other in a safe and secure facility. Add an adult daycare in the form of a dementia village and you have created something that has never been done before.
What’s In A Village?
Family Care Home
That are dementia-friendly allowing family members to care for their loved one with the support of other families.
Is designed to invoke memories and spurn activities for the dementia patient, family and the community.
For patients that do not have someone to care physically for them; the care home will provide friendly care from trained care givers.
Until There’s a Cure for Dementia…
There’s a Positive Approach to Care!
Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist with forty years of clinical practice experience, is one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it. In 2005, she founded Positive Approach® to Care (PAC), a company that provides dementia care training, services, and products around the world. A core principle of PAC is that, in order to obtain the relationships and outcomes that are desired, the first and most important shift must originate with each person’s own willingness and ability to change.
If you have cared for someone living with dementia in the past, is there something you can do now to help others in their journey?
Check out the great work that our certified trainer, Pam Speta, is doing. After the experience of caring for her husband who had early-onset dementia, Pam is on a mission to put together a multi-building complex that supports both people living with dementia and their care partners. The goal is to accommodate all states of dementia. It’s called Forget Me Not Family Care Home. Pam wants to change the way people living with dementia are treated!
This program was funded by the Alzheimer`s Foundation of America.
AFA provides several grant opportunities to our member organizations to help further our mission of providing support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide. Grants are awarded through a competitive application process.
The Forget Me Not Village is very grateful to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s grant for $6,000 towards opening our first facility!