How One Tool Prevented Medication Errors in Dementia Caregiving with Kimber Westmore

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by medication management in dementia care?

Managing medications for a loved one with dementia can feel like navigating a labyrinth. This episode introduces a beacon of hope, PillMap, a simple yet ingenious solution to this complex challenge.

Kimber Westmore, the founder of PillMap, has a career deeply rooted in fire life safety. Her passion for reducing medication errors was sparked by a personal mission to shield her parents from the risks of mis-medication. The inception of PillMap occurred at her family's kitchen table during Sunday dinners, born out of a desperate need to keep both family and paid caregivers well-informed.

PillMap, known for its effectiveness, is now utilized in every state. It serves as a comprehensive guide to help with management of a pillbox and accompanies patients to various health-related appointments, including visits to doctors, pharmacies, and emergency rooms.

Tragically, Kimber lost her husband to a heart attack 12 years ago. She is a mother to four children and a doting grandmother to four grandchildren. Her personal experiences and family-centric approach have been pivotal in shaping the compassionate vision behind PillMap.

How One Tool Prevented Medication Errors in Dementia Caregiving with Kimber Westmore

0:04:09 Introducing Kimber and her product PillMap
0:09:14 The practicality and benefits of using PillMap
0:17:39 Simplifying Medication Instructions for Effective Communication
0:19:45 Pill Map: Lowering Medication Errors and Saving Lives
0:29:17 Challenges of the Healthcare System
0:30:46 Practical Improvements to the Product and Contact Information
0:32:28 Making Pill Map Locally
0:35:00 Continuing Support and Promotion for Pill Map
0:35:38 Pouring Heart and Soul into Serving Success Seekers

The Genesis of PillMap

Imagine a tool that demystifies medication management, making it as straightforward as checking a map. That's PillMap. Born out of necessity, it was designed by a caregiver, Kimber Westmore, who found herself unprepared when her parents faced health emergencies.

PillMap became her way to ensure safety and clarity in their medication management, addressing a common source of caregiver stress and hospital readmissions.

PillMap: A Visual Guide to Medication

PillMap is not just another app or gadget; it's a tactile, visual tool that simplifies medication management. It uses a clear, easy-to-understand layout where each medication is displayed with its name, purpose, and dosage. This visual approach not only aids caregivers but also empowers those with dementia to understand and participate in their care.

Joining Forces: The Power of Community

The episode also highlights an exciting opportunity for caregivers: becoming a founding member of a new group coaching program.

This community aims to reduce stress and burnout among caregivers through evidence-based strategies. It's a call to action for caregivers to support each other, sharing the load and learning together.

A Personal Touch: The Impact of PillMap

The host shares a personal story of how PillMap averted a crisis in their family, showcasing its real-world impact. This anecdote brings to life the difference PillMap can make, not just in preventing medication errors but in fostering peace of mind for both caregivers and their loved ones.

Beyond Medication: A Holistic Approach

The episode also touches on the broader aspects of dementia caregiving, from managing challenging behaviors to navigating the healthcare system. It emphasizes the importance of holistic care, where medication management is just one piece of the puzzle.

Conclusion: A Call to Empowerment

This episode of "Dementia Caregiving for Families" is more than just a conversation; it's a call to empowerment. By embracing tools like PillMap and joining supportive communities, caregivers can navigate the dementia journey with confidence and compassion.

Final Thoughts

In the world of dementia care, knowledge is power, and community is strength. PillMap is a testament to the innovative solutions born from real-life challenges, and this podcast is a reminder of the resilience and creativity of caregivers. Together, we can transform the caregiving experience, making every day a little easier and a lot more hopeful.

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Introduction to Guest Kimber Westmore, Creator of PillMap

[0:01] Welcome back to Dementia Caregiving for Families.

I am pleased, so pleased to bring to you today my guest, Kimber Westmore, who is the creator of PillMap.

And part of the reason this is so near and dear to me is because it actually benefited me and my family, and you will need to listen to the episode to actually hear the story related to my family and PillMap.

But while I have you here, if I resonate with you, I'm extending you a very special invitation.

For the first 54 families, I am inviting you to become a founding member of my brand spanking new group coaching, low-cost group coaching program.

The benefit of joining as a founding member is because I will be giving the 54 founding families the ability to stay in the community for the length of the duration of their.

[1:10] Walk with their loved one if that is two years you get it for the same price if it's 10 years you get it for the same price so there's a tremendous benefit to you to join a community like this where you pay a one-time flat fee for the remainder of your family's life and walk and be in a community of like-minded people where our emphasis is really on truly decreasing the The Stress and the Burnout of Family Caregivers Using Evidence-Based Strategies.

So I invite you to be a founding member.

If you're not a founding member yet, jump on the bandwagon, 54 families, and then I'm going to open it up to the greater community and message me on Instagram and we will send you the information. But don't delay.

[2:04] This is important, guys. we can come through this dementia caregiving journey with less stress, protecting the things that we love, which includes the love of our entire family, right?

Not just the person that we're taking care of, but our entire family. And guess what?

You as a family caregiver count count in that I love my family.

You are a part of the people that need to be taken care of, and it's time to stop putting it off, and it's time to take it off of the back burner and put it on the front burner before you actually do burn out.

Importance of Joining Community to Decrease Stress and Burnout

[2:49] So I invite you to join our new community that we are growing as a founding member, the first 54 families.

But without further ado, here is Kimber Westmore from PillMap and listen for my personal story related to how I was able to avert a crisis.

Welcome to Dementia Caregiving for Families

[3:13] Hey there, success seeker. Welcome to Dementia Caregiving for Families.

Do you feel overwhelmed with the daily struggle of dementia caregiving, looking for an easier path?

You're in the right place. On this podcast, we teach you the skills to simplify caregiving.

We unravel the mystery of dementia and guide you through the often difficult behaviors.

I'm Lizette, your host and fellow family caregiver. As an occupational therapist, I bring my professional and personal experience to this community.

Here we speak the truth, but without the verbal vomit.

I know you will find value in today's program, so buckle up while this flight takes off.

Introducing Kimber and her product PillMap

[4:09] Well, welcome back to today's episode of Dementia Caregiving for Families.

And I am very excited about my new guest today.

Her name is Kimber. And the reason I am so excited is because I actually use her product with my mom and dad.

And we met through LinkedIn online when I saw her post something about her product.

And I'm like, oh, I need that. and what a blessing it has been.

And later on in our conversation, I'm going to tell you guys the story that actually happened recently with my mom and dad using Kimber's product.

So Kimber, would you like to introduce yourself to my audience?

[4:54] I would. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to share my journey and the reason that I created PillMap.

My career is in fire life safety training.

So I'm responsible to prepare people in commercial properties for the unexpected.

So earthquakes, fire, medical emergencies, power outages, etc. That is my career.

And what was a little unsettling and what took me by surprise was when my parents both had extreme emergencies within a three-month period.

[5:42] I was not prepared. It had never even crossed my mind that my parents would need my help.

I had no information about their life, their doctors, their medications, because they were living independent lives. They were traveling.

[6:02] They were, you know, all their children were grown. They had grandchildren. children.

And we just were applauding them for living these healthy, independent lives.

So when this happened, suddenly it landed on me to work with doctors and pharmacists and all these different medical care people that were going to help my parents.

And I'll say my mother broke her neck and my dad collapsed.

He already had dementia and he collapsed of a heart condition.

So this all happened in three months. And I was just overwhelmed with the responsibility of trying to keep them safe and healthy because their medications kept getting messed up.

So I'm sure anyone listening to this that's dealt with medications realizes that that's the cause of so many hospital readmittance falls, injuries, and there's no, in my mind, there's no reason for it. Right.

I will tell you that having been a professional caregiver in hospitals and seeing the.

[7:31] Tree that was cut down for the paperwork for coming home from the hospital with somebody with this 25 lists of medications and arrows saying, stop taking this and an arrow saying, start taking this.

And I'm like, I'm not a dumb human and I work in healthcare and I cannot figure out that form.

So I have no idea how family caregivers or even people themselves, when they get home, how they truly understand.

And the healthcare system thinks that is a simplified system.

And it is not. It is not simple at all.

[8:15] So tell us about PillMap. Did you know that caring Preparing for a person with dementia doesn't have to be this hard.

If you are struggling and you would like to join our next free workshop, the topic of the workshop is Three Tips How to Avoid Challenging Dementia Behaviors Without Stress, Anxiety, or Burnout.

I invite you to walk away with science-backed dementia caregiving skills that many professionals don't even know after attending this free workshop.

If you'd like to register, message me the word workshop on Instagram or check out the link in the show notes below.

The practicality and benefits of using PillMap

[9:14] Well, PillMap started, the original PillMap was a piece of paper.

[9:22] That had each of my parents' pills. I had one for my mom and one for my dad.

And I taped a pill, each pill, whether it was a blue pill or a white pill cut in half or a little gel pill, it didn't matter.

I taped each one with clear tape over it.

And I wrote next to it the name of the pill because remember this is a foreign language i'm sure oh yeah i'm i'm preaching to the choir it's the medical industry thinks that when they tell you pradaxum metroprolol you know that that nobody knows what that stuff is no you can't even remember it when the minute they say it it's in and out of your mind so i would write the name of the pill and then below it i would would write what it's for.

Oh, this is to lower blood pressure. This is a blood thinner.

[10:20] This is for pain. And because I needed to understand it and guess what?

I was not going to be with my parents, both of them 24 seven.

So I had to feel comfortable that whoever was with my mom and whoever was with my father, and if they were going to be giving them medications patients that they knew what they were and what they were for and when they were supposed to give them to them.

Because even the when was, you know, very important.

And when they discharge patients, there's typically a 24 to 48 hour window of, you know, they send the patient home.

They've gotten them so healthy, healthy enough to go home.

[11:09] But now they're trusting the family to read those pieces of paper that you were talking about, right?

The stacks of paper, understand them and keep that person alive until that nurse comes to help reconcile the medications.

Don't even get me started on that. Yeah.

So I'm laughing about it now because we're six years later.

Later, but the lock lap, I'm sorry, the loss of sleep, the anxiety, the tears from, you know, for myself with this huge responsibility and love for my parents.

And then, oh, we have a huge family and, you know, they're people, they're smart.

I have a daughter that's a nurse. My My brother's a doctor and, you know, everyone's smart enough to handle this, but you add the emotion of possibly losing the one you love on top of trying to learn a new language medications.

[12:17] Um, it's, it's a key, it's a setup for failure.

And then the hospitals are getting people back there, not because the people are sick or more sick, it's because the medications were given wrong.

So there's a cycle that goes on with the hospitals that hospitals are even docked for people who are sent back readmittance due to medication errors.

So it's a problem that everyone's trying to solve and there's apps and there's all kinds of things, but I could not find one thing.

[12:58] Online that just did the practical that just told the truth for my parents that spoke for them i'm so glad you mentioned the apps because there are a lot of medication apps and and you know i i think they absolutely serve a purpose for the right people but when you're helping somebody who has cognitive loss one of the first things they start to struggle with and everybody will tell tell you this.

Well, mama can't use the TV remote.

Well, mama can't use the cell phone.

Well, there goes an app. Then the app is no good anymore because mama's 80 years old and mama didn't have a cell phone when she was 17 like our children do now, but she had something in her hands.

[13:46] So tell people what the difference is between a pill box and pill map.

Very important because a lot of times um i think there are probably a hundred thousand different pill boxes right that that people use it's practical it's straightforward we would fill this is an example but we would fill um this is one week we would fill three weeks in advance our family we sit around the table and we go okay let's do moms and we would fill that but But still, we were making mistakes.

We were every once in a while there'd be six pills in the morning one instead of seven. Wait, what did we miss?

And what would happen is we're looking at those sheets. We're looking at the the bottle that came from the pharmacy.

[14:38] And again, it is straightforward to a pharmacist. It's straightforward to a doctor.

But to the average person, it's again with emotions.

It's just not a straight path. It's a very unsafe path.

Right. And then you sit and fill the boxes. What happened with me and my mom and dad or my husband or somebody will talk to me and boom, I make an error.

I'm like, leave me alone.

Let me fill this without being bothered so I don't make errors because I understand how, you know, how much risk a person has for being readmitted when you make a mistake with their medication.

Exactly. It's a huge risk, even adding supplements.

So if someone's taking certain supplements and the doctor has included a new medication, everyone has to know what that patient is on.

And you cannot trust the computers with the medical doctor's office because they leave things on there that are no longer being used.

It's not accurate.

No, it's not accurate. I agree.

So the pill map is a simple, it's a cardboard.

[15:56] And we chose this. I created this with my adult children.

We chose this hard cardboard because you can write on it and erase with, we, we provide an erasable pen because medications change so often.

That's why we can't make this plastic slick thing. It's practical.

And you fill each, instead of that scotch tape that's on the paper, paper we created it's you open this portion and you add one of each pill the visual is what makes this gold absolutely because my my caregiver that i pay can say to my mom here's your pills and my mom can say and this has happened oh no i don't take a blue pill and then the caregiver can say oh look joy you do take the blue pill and it's called this this is from your daughter so that gives my mom peace of mind and guess what the generic was a different color so my mom did remember correctly but then it gave my mom peace of mind yeah and then we take it to the doctor with us and what happens is the doctor then looks at it and these are all real life examples oh yeah Oh, why are you giving her this whole pill?

[17:23] And we said, because you told us to. Oh, no, you're supposed to give her half of the pill.

[17:29] And how are we supposed to know that? Well, it says 0.5 on the white paper and on the bottle.

Simplifying Medication Instructions for Effective Communication

[17:39] Yeah, but that doesn't mean I have to break the pill. I didn't know I would break the pill if someone would have explained it in common language.

Take a half a pill, not 0.5 pill.

Cut a pill in half, correct. So this, we cut the pill in half and we put it in the visual so that anyone giving my mom medication knows they are going to give half of that pill because it's cut in half here.

So they have i'm very visual learner as well so i could read something 10 times it it would take me 10 times but if i see it you know i'm gonna know so you don't really even have to know the language and like i said this is a foreign language but we also have multiple caregivers across the nation that are multiple um you know from different speaking different languages They all have the gift of caregiving, which we're so thankful for, and they're caring for our loved ones with us.

It's often a team effort, and we have to make sure that we're communicating.

[18:47] So it's really a communication guide. The back has all the rest of the information that, say, a first responder would need if they showed up at a house.

Um contact information doctors allergies um insurance pharmacy everything is written on on the back and that again that's how the person knows to call me if something happens to my mom that shows up as a first responder if i don't get you know a call otherwise it's all here year.

[19:25] So there were a lot of iterations from that piece of paper that, that we used for probably a year and, and the hospitals and the doctors and pharmacists loved it by the way, with just the tape.

So that's why we're, we're doing this again, my careers in fire life safety.

Pill Map: Lowering Medication Errors and Saving Lives

[19:45] This is a family passion project. We want to lower medication errors and save lives.

And when we get the reviews back, we have someone who sells it on Amazon.

I have a website, pillmap.com.

And so people can purchase it either way, but when people write about it, and I know you have a personal experience with that.

[20:09] We'll sit around, we'll have dinner at my house and we'll read the reviews of, you know, how that helped them.

So I'm going to share my personal story because I did get one from my mom and dad because my mom always, always asks me now, tell me, tell me why am I taking so much medicine and what is this pill for?

And I started just like you.

Mine was a little more lazy.

[20:39] I took the pills and I put them on a piece of paper and I photographed them.

And then I wrote that down because I was too lazy to actually find tape.

But the same concept for her. But then the medicine changes, right?

You mentioned, you know, the pill is the same. It's just a different formula.

My mom takes a specific medication that has always been a small white pill.

And this month now it is a oblong brown pill and it's the same medication but she is used to that white pill and now Liz that you're giving me this brown pill I don't take a brown pill but it wasn't that brown pill that was the problem I fill up their medication boxes and I had made her the pill map for for her with her medications and I had put them down and I'd taken it her to her and she was was so excited when she got it because she's like, oh, now I can see my medicine.

And I'm like, yes, mom, this is why I brought it.

And one week, so she'd had it several weeks.

[21:46] One week, one of her medications, which was a different small little brown pill, oblong, not the same shape, had run out.

And I had to go pick it up at the pharmacy.

[22:04] Well, I had picked it up. It was a super long story.

What happened is it was a really busy day. And I'm human. I make mistakes, right?

It was the day this podcast launched. launched that I went to go pick up the medication because it had run out and I was taking them to the doctor.

So I was going to be at their house and then the medicine had run out on Wednesday evening or Thursday and she needed to, you know, I needed to fill it up.

My husband was in Romania. I was trying to figure out when I was trying to pick him up at the airport, all of this drama going on.

And instead of like my habit is to carry her medicine into the house, I had stuck it in my handbag. So no visual cue for me.

And I got to the house and I'm trying to put out fires with the podcast launch and picking them up and talking to my husband and all of this stuff going on.

And I just forgot, totally forgot. So that was Monday.

Thursday, I get this message, my husband and I are at the gym, I get a text from my dad, mom's, and he told me the name of the medication is not in her med box.

[23:18] Where is it? And he would not have known what medicine it was, what it was for, why it was being taken, if she didn't have that in the house.

And immediately, it was her blood thinner.

So immediately, I'm like, oh, shoot, where is it?

And I could not not recall that I had picked it up at the pharmacy.

So my husband and I immediately, I'm like, we can't even go home.

We got to go to the pharmacy at nine. I remember putting it in.

I go to the pharmacy. I'm like, I'm here to pick it up. They're like, no, it was picked up on Monday. I'm like.

[23:54] I had no recollection that I was actually the one that had picked it up, right? Because of life. Life happens. We're human.

And so I go to my mom and dad. And now I'm like, okay, my dad didn't pick it up. It was Monday.

It's not in the house. All of this stuff going on. And as I walk out of the house thinking I've got to go home and look at home where I might have put her medicine because I always put it in the same spot.

God, when I remembered walking to the car, you know, that's the difference between memory deficits and forgetting.

I had forgotten, but I was able to immediately kind of backtracked.

And I'm like, oh, yeah, I picked it up.

I put it in my purse, opened my purse, took the pills out, turned around, walked back in and I put her medicine in.

But without that visual reminder, they would not have been able to tell me what medicine medicine, I, it would have been, my mom would have been off of her blood thinner from Thursday through Sunday when I fill up their med box again.

[24:55] Well, see that, that's the kind of story that, you know, we hear those.

I, I, I'm sorry you went through it, but I, oh no, it was a lifesaver.

Like legitimately it's a lifesaver. Yeah. Yeah.

So when you were talking about that and your dad noticing seen that something was missing.

I don't think I mentioned in the beginning that at the bottom of each, so this is your morning, midday, evening, bedtime, at the bottom, there's a tally.

So it would say six pills. So if you have six pills that you're taking in the morning, at the bottom, you put six, you add it up or three and a half or whatever that is.

So again, Again, when you're looking at that pill box and you don't see three and a half pills in there, something's wrong. Right.

So the cross-referencing is really important.

[25:49] Yeah, no, for sure. And my dad does have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment, and my mom does have some sort of vascular dementia from an old, old, old stroke when she was super, super young.

And I know without a shadow of a doubt, they would not have been able to do this without that document in the house for them to actually reference and look at.

Like, she knows she takes a blood thinner, but she wouldn't be able to show you which one it is.

[26:21] Did you know that caring for a person with dementia doesn't have to be this hard?

If you are struggling and you would like to join our next free workshop, the topic of the workshop is Three Tips How to Avoid Challenging Dementia Behaviors Without Stress, Anxiety, or Burnout.

I invite you to walk away with science-backed dementia caregiving skills that many professionals don't even know after attending this free workshop.

If you'd like to register, message me the word workshop on Instagram or check out the link in the show notes below.

Or probably when, right? Or how many milligrams?

Oh, no, none whatsoever. Right.

But I think one of the iterations of the pill map we showed it, we were at 911. My mom had to be taken in.

We, we get to the admittance.

[27:35] They bring her in. I bring a pill map and everyone prior to that that loved it.

Every doctor, pharmacist, you know, first responder.

And this woman that was admitting my mom. So my mom's laying on the gurney.

There's other people in the emergency room.

She's at the computer and she's looking at this and she goes, well, this, this will do me no good.

[27:59] And I was kind of insulted and shocked. And I'm like, what? And she goes, I don't know how many, what dosage.

We did not have on here the dosage.

So here I am, my mom's laying on the gurney, right?

[28:17] And she's there. And I call my guy that's designed the pill map.

And I'm like, could you please add milligram dosage onto our pill map before we print and yeah that's that's how it's evolved and that's yeah just answering those like very important basic things that I think the medical community thinks we have a grasp on the average person I don't know they do not even get me started well their education they're educated differently you know but well even me as a health care provider, though, coming into this now as a family caregiver, it is the healthcare system is so, burdensome and cumbersome and lumbering that even with my background, I struggle to negotiate it.

Challenges of the Healthcare System

[29:17] So if people who are doctors and nurses and therapists and so on are struggling, you got to I know other people are struggling.

I have a question and this is totally unrelated.

Well, it's related, but not related, but I don't remember.

Do you have people's code status on that form? We don't.

So maybe that's something to consider putting DNR or not or full code on there.

[29:46] Yeah, but wouldn't they have to have a signature on there? It's just a visual.

There should be another form in the house. There should be another form. Yes, there is. Yes.

Right. But putting it on there so that it'll cue the people to go look for the form.

Great idea. It's just something because my mom and dad elected independently to, even though they don't have anything imminently wrong, wrong they they self-selected that they did not want to be resuscitated so i have the forms in the house but maybe putting it you know dnr or not or full code on there i think there is an important information part on the back of this so we might we might um make one of those lines right or even put it in the instructions you know if if your loved one is dnr Or you could consider to add it on there yourself. That's a great idea.

Practical Improvements to the Product and Contact Information

[30:46] Thank you. Yeah. So just a practical way of helping improve this wonderful product.

So Kimber, tell people how they can actually get it, where to get it and how to connect with you.

And then we will put all of the details in the show notes as well.

Excellent. So you can always reach me at kimber at filmap.com.

[31:11] And the website is pillmap.com and then great website by the way it's super clean and easy to navigate it really explains it gives some examples thank you and we have had you know we've added things that we think clarify for for people why how you could use it to your advantage.

[31:38] Also Amazon so it's it's sold mostly on Amazon we're in every single state because we we put a big map on our wall originally and just started pushing push pins and we'd say oh my gosh someone in Michigan just you know is being safer you know and oh someone in Florida so that's been it's just very straightforward that way but we do have independent pharmacies home health care agencies even um a few small uh family-owned insurance companies have bought them from us in bulk and and i'm happy to we'll sell these wholesale in bulk um because honestly it's it's.

Making Pill Map Locally

[32:28] We're not, we're not getting rich on it someday. Maybe if we can make so many at one time, but we, we make it locally.

We literally put it together in our home.

Um, the package with the erasable pen, with the instructions in a, in a bag, um, where you could carry some of your medications extra in there if you want it.

So we've, we just want to get it to you.

However you want to you get it. I'm happy to speak to any group about how to use pill map.

So I've done that quite often. We work with some of the local hospitals.

[33:07] But mostly, mostly those one offs where someone tells another person, or a pharmacist or a doctor tells their patients, hey, go on Amazon and buy this and come back with this filled in my brother's a radiation oncologist and he has to they have to do a full um review before they start any sort of treatment and people come in with bags of pills so that half are expired yeah and they shouldn't be taking anymore right yeah and we do I do have something recently where someone takes a liquid and they also take pills.

And so, of course, you can't put liquid in here, but they did.

I don't know if you can see this. They said they took a marker and just...

[33:58] Colored it in and then wrote next to it what that was.

And so, you know, people are using it, people are using it for their animals.

So, you know, I, I totally understand why.

And I'm telling you now I'm, I tell everybody, um, people in my, in my, um, coaching groups and in my membership areas where I serve people in a different way, um, are buying it just off of my recommendation because it truly was it is it is like I've been doing this for for a very very long time there are very few products that I've not come across in my 30 years and I'm like this is different and unique and like affordable and practical and truly life-altering for people thank you truly life altering. So good job, Kimber.

So thank you so much. It's an honor and you're doing great work and I'm so happy to have met you.

Yeah, me too. This is, this is going to continue.

Continuing Support and Promotion for Pill Map

[35:00] Oh yeah, for sure. Good job on the podcast.

Thank you very much. And thank you for joining me today. And this will be, I don't know when it'll, I don't know when it'll come out, but thank you you for being here.

And anybody who is listening, please go support Kimber on either Amazon or on her website.

[35:21] It's pillmap.com. We'll put the information in the show notes.

And if you can't find it, you can always just message me and I'll help link you with Kimber.

And please tune back Back for next episode.

Thank you.

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“Think Different” Dementia’s owner, Lizette Cloete, OTR/L graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 1992. Lizette has almost 30 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of settings, the latest being in the home health environment. She enjoys teaching on the topic of dementia, most recently presenting at a national conference on the topic “Dementia Made Simple”.

Disclaimer: These blogs, videos and any work done by Lizette Cloete OT, as a Member of Think Different Dementia, LLC, is given only as educational content and consulting work. This does not create an Occupational Therapist-Patient Relationship. The educational content and consulting work performed should not be considered medical treatment as an Occupational Therapist. The consulting work does not take the place of medical work normally performed by a licensed Occupational Therapist. Please consult a licensed Occupational Therapist for medical advice.

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