• Certified Dementia Communication Specialist Course
    Certified Dementia Communication Specialist Course
    250.00
    8 hour hybrid of self instruction and virtual classroom with instructor. Course taught at students pace. 16 CEU's available for all human service/ health care providers. Upon completion, Certified Dementia Communication Specialist or C.D.C.S. designation available.
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    Crisis Management
    Crisis Management
    40.00
    30 minute Telephone or Telehealth Video Chat
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    Multi-Family Caregiver Consultation or Youth/ Teen Dementia Communication Training
    Multi-Family Caregiver Consultation or Youth/ Teen Dementia Communication Training
    60.00
    1 hour Telephone or Telehealth Chat
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    Individual Consultation
    Individual Consultation
    50.00
    1 hour Telephone or Telehealth Video Chat
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    Complimentary Initial Consultation
    Complimentary Initial Consultation
    1.00
    45 minute telephone or Telehealth video chat
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  • Family Caregiver Consultation

    Private Family Caregiver Consultation is available and at your fingertips. As a Registered Behavioral Therapist and Telehealth Provider, Silver Dawn Owner Cathy Braxton can provide consultation and care coordination assistance via teleconference or over the phone. Appointments can be set up immediately to meet your needs. Send a direct email to silverdawninfo@gmail.com or call 219-649-1732 to set up your first 50-minute consultation for free.

  • Youth and Teen Programs

     

    Educational Programs offered based on the Dementia RAW Method: Now more than ever the young children and teens in our lives are a part of the caregiving process. In this revolutionary program, these vital family members can learn the same techniques, put this into practice, and enhance the caregiving/ communication process to help bridge the gap in family life. The communication techniques enhance empathy and the ability to improvise through difficult situations... where the rules of improv actually become a lifestyle for all.

     

  • When and Where Can You See Silver Dawn In Action

    Upcoming Dates for In-Person and Virtual Trainings

    *Illinois Activity Professionals Virtual Conference- October 7th, 2020- Exact time to be determined

    *National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP) Annual Conference- Minnesota- 2021- Details to Follow

  • Cathy Braxton, Registered Behavioral Therapist, CDCS

    Chief Education Officer

    As the Chief Education Officer, Cathy believes in creating thought-provoking educational content. Her unapologetic style, allows caregivers to dig deep into empathy and provides a safe space for exploration into this important foundational concept for IMPROVe©, Dementia RAW, and the Certified Dementia Communication Specialist Training.

     

    She is a published author and blogger for The Chicago Tribune and was the Co-Ambassador for the Chicago Chapter of Aging 2.0 2015-2017. Cathy is a Registered Behavioral Therapist, a graduate from the University of Illinois with specialties in Health Psychology and Gerontolgy, a Certified Sleep Specialist from the University of Michigan, and has completed all coursework for her M.A. in Health Psychology. Cathy has spent the past 25 years in the aging industry managing memory care units, directing activity programs, providing case management and service coordination, and facilitating support groups.

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    Understanding the Basics of Dementia.
     
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