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Transforming Dementia Care: Top Strategies for Positive Engagement with Dr. Natali Edmonds

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Transforming Dementia Care: Top Strategies for Positive Engagement with Dr. Natali Edmonds, Board-Certified Geropsychologist & Founder of Dementia Careblazers

How can a few key strategies transform your daily interactions with a loved one living with dementia into meaningful and positive experiences? Today, my guest is Dr. Natali Edmonds, a board-certified geropsychologist who has dedicated over 13 years to this field. Her journey is not just professional but deeply personal, driven by her own experiences and the countless caregivers she's supported along the way.

Dr. Natali Edmonds is the founder of Dementia Careblazers, a company offering 24/7 support to caregivers, aiming to tackle the challenges and loneliness often faced in this role. Her expertise extends beyond individual caregivers to consulting for long-term care and assisted living facilities. Recognized nationally, Natali's company was named the 2022 Caregiving Organization of the Year by She also hosts the #1 dementia training channel on YouTube, which has garnered over 16 million views worldwide.

In our conversation, we'll explore Dr. Natali's journey into geropsychology, her motivations for founding Dementia Careblazers, and her insights into the pressing needs of family caregivers. We talk all about dementia, and practical strategies for positive engagement so you will be supported in your care. Natali also shares valuable resources for caregiver support and her vision for the future of dementia care.

Thank you, Dr. Natali, for sharing your knowledge with us and for the wonderful work you do to support caregivers!

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About Dr. Natali Edmonds

Dr. Natali Edmonds is a board-certified geropsychologist with a passion for supporting family caregivers of people with dementia. With over 13 years of dementia care experience working in a large hospital setting, she has dedicated her career to improving dementia care practices and providing practical solutions for caregivers.

Driven by the hundreds of caregivers she saw while working in the hospital, as well as by her own experiences caring for her mother and now her father, Natali founded Dementia Careblazers. Through this company, she offers 24/7 support for caregivers, aiming to help the challenges and loneliness often experienced by family caregivers.

Natali is also a consultant for long-term care facilities and assisted living facilities, where she provides expertise in dementia care practices and helps solve difficult behavior-related  cases. Her commitment to improving dementia care has been recognized nationally and her company was named the 2022 Caregiving Organization of the Year by

In addition to her clinical work, Natali has published several articles in medical and healthcare journals and is currently in the process of writing a book, and is the host of the #1 dementia training channel on YouTube with over 16 million views worldwide. She is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and has presented at numerous national and local events, including the Gerontological Society of America.

Through her work, Natali aims to empower caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to provide the best possible care for themselves AND their loved ones with dementia.

Today, we'll explore her latest book, "Honest Aging: An Insider’s Guide to the Second Half of Life," published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. The book is a candid look at what aging really involves—physically, psychologically, functionally, and emotionally—and how to adapt to these changes.

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