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Moving My Loved One

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

Moving My Loved One Into My Home with Lizette Cloete, "Think Different" Dementia

Loved ones frequently are asking the question, “should I move my loved one into my home?”, during this time of Covid. We know this is a delicate topic and Liz Cloete, Occupational Therapist and owner of “Think Different” Dementia, walks us through what practical steps to consider when making this decision. Her unique perspective of developing her OT practice in South Africa has shaped her lens and creativity for her practice here in the US. We talk about what to consider as a family, can hospice be utilized, how to make those transitions easier, and how families can navigate this conversation with their senior living community and their loved ones to set them up for success.

Lizette Cloete is graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in

1992 as an Occupational Therapist. She is the owner of “Think Different” Dementia, a company she established to teach people to think differently about dementia, emphasizing education about dementia, how to care for loved ones with dementia in the home while also understanding common behaviors in dementia. The goal is to promote aging in place and allowing people to “live life to the fullest”, despite dementia.

As a diplomat's daughter, she has lived in 4 different countries and in 11 different States, giving her a unique perspective on life and living (and she has her “own” accent!). She currently calls Greenwood, SC home where she lives with her husband and daughter. They have 4 cats, 1 dog, and 11 chickens. She frequently tries to feature her chickens in her videos.

To contact Lizette for more information visit,

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