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Our Team

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Paula AndersonChairman
As Founder of ADCH, it was my desire to help educate private and professional caregivers in the understanding and care of those afflicted with dementia. In an effort to care for my Dad, who had cardio-vascular dementia, we realized that caregivers are trained, but not in the specialized area of dementia. I vowed that I […]
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    Beth Biehn
    For many years I have worked with people who have been diagnosed with some form of dementia and with their families and caregivers. I have also collaborated with professionals in the community who provide care to those who have dementia. What I found was a lack of support and education to all who been touched […]
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      Heather Minery
      Dementia is a topic that is very close to my heart. My grandfather had Dementia/Alzheimer’s for many years and I learned a lot from him and watching him disappear piece by piece. Every time I saw him was devastating. Through volunteering I have learned that I am not alone in this and that there are […]
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        Vilma Urbina
        I found my passion 15 years ago as a teenage volunteer at a local nursing home. I took a special liking to those living with dementia, as I was able to connect with them through a variety of activities and personal one-on-one interaction. This is why it brings me great joy being a board member […]
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          Pam Barry
          I am a retired Registered Nurse who specialized in Critical Care nursing for over 30 years. When my mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia, I did not realize how ill-prepared I was to handle the many challenges I would face despite all my nursing education. The physical and emotional toll was overwhelming at times. The […]
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            Roberta Bayles
            I am a retired R.N., and worked most of my nursing career in the field of Geriatrics. I have had the opportunity to care for many patients with many different types of dementia. My journey became personal while caring for my father-in-law, who had mild cognitive impairment, until a fall with head injury catapulted him […]
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