Thank you Debbie Selsavage for being a speaker for Kings Bay Rotary on Wednesday, September 28th. We appreciate all the hard work you put into the community to help us be aware of the signs and how to help people with dementia.
Debbie Selsavage was introduced to dementia when she became a caregiver for her husband, who passed away from dementia in 2010. Like many in her situation, she found it almost impossible to find information, support, and resources to deal with her difficult and exhausting task.
She believed there has to be a better way.
After Albert passed Debbie entered the field of memory care when she took a job as an administrative assistant at an assisted living facility, memory care in 2012. Within 18 months she became a certified assisted living administrator, earning a Deficiency-Free rating at her memory care community in her first year.
She is an Independent Certified Trainer and Consultant in Teepa Snow’s highly respected Positive Approach to Care for more than 9 years, and in 2014 launched her own company, Coping with Dementia LLC. A company aimed at education, training and bringing awareness and support to the community of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Its mission is to make life better for individuals and families living with dementia.
She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner, a columnist on Alzheimer’s and dementia for the Citrus County Chronicle, Senior Voice, Citrus County Life, and Best Version Media publications.
In 2017, Debbie was named a Citrus County Health Care Hero for Citrus County -Community Outreach, and in 2021 Chamber of Commerce Pillar Award.
Please remember “We All Deserve the Best.”