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Caregiver Training

Care Partner Training Class Series



Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Care Options

September 14, 2022
Dementia care is not one size fits all. Each person, each stage, and each family is unique. Come and learn about multiple care options to plan and evaluate what is right for your family.


Laura Smothers-Chu, CSA, CDP
Laura Smothers-Chu is the CEO & Founder of Befriended Heart, LLC, a for-purpose business that specializes in empowering long-distance caregivers of dementia. As a long-distance daughter for 7 years, Laura understands firsthand the struggles caregivers face when caring for their parents from afar. With a 10+ year career in healthcare, Laura is Certified to Advise Elders (CSA®), she’s a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP®), and she hosts a YouTube channel called Joy in Dementia. Laura lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband, and rescue dog + cat, and delights in working with clients from all over the country.



"After meeting with you, I've changed my approach in dealing with her memory loss, and my wife and I are so much happier."