Founder. Dementia Advocate.
Hi there! I am a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with an emphasis as a Dementia Care Practitioner. I have worked in memory care communities for the last 10 years, learning more about this disease and all it entails. I am not a dementia expert, since each person living with dementia is completely different.
Every time I meet someone new that is living with dementia, I am starting from scratch with my knowledge of the person and their specific dementia journey. However, I have thousands of people I have interacted with that are living with or supporting someone living with dementia.
Licenses & Certifications
Dementia Capable Care Specialist
Dementia Care Practitioner
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) focused in Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy from University of Iowa
"There is no such thing as "caring too much" when it comes to Janel. She is compassionate, trusting, and cares so deeply for those navigating dementia."
"Janel recently gave a presentation about Dementia and the Holidays at our community, Stirlingshire of Coralville. She is so knowledgeable in every aspect regarding dementia care and can connect with caregivers on so many different levels. I highly recommend using her services."
-Senior Living Advisor at Stirlingshire of Coralville
"I've learned so much from Janel when it comes to supporting people with dementia, their family and friends. She is a shining light to help guide people in the right direction."
- Austina S.
"Janel is one of the most compassionate and undersanding individuals when it comes to interacting with people with dementia. She not only is extraordinary in her approach, but her knowledge on the subject is astounding."
"Janel is the one you want on your side when you or your loved one receives the life-altering diagnosis of dementia. She is the utilimate listener and knows first-hand what it's lke to have a family member with dementia. Janel has extensive knowledge of dementia through yeats of experience, training and research."