#77 | Leslie Moore | How Do I Support a Family Member with Dementia?

Jun 14, 2024

Parent Projects - Aging In America
Parent Projects - Aging In America
#77 | Leslie Moore | How Do I Support a Family Member with Dementia?



Leslie Moore is the Director of Desert Mission Adult Day Health Care for HonorHealth. Prior to joining Desert Mission in February 2023, she was the Lifestyle Manager for the Care Center at Vi at Grayhawk Continuing Care Retirement Community where she managed the bio-psycho-social well-being of the residents residing in the Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and Memory Care units. Before joining Vi at Grayhawk in 2017, she spent 6 years working at Sojourner Center Domestic Violence Shelter in Phoenix as a Case Manager and then the Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager.

Leslie was a part of the Strategic Planning Committee for Sojourner Center which involved researching and drafting of a grant proposal for the St. Luke’s Health Initiative for a Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence Research and Treatment Clinic as well as a white paper addressing domestic violence and men.

Leslie brings her diverse professional experiences to every new endeavor and finds that she is always learning something new each day, whether it was working with women and children who had experienced domestic abuse or providing life enrichment to seniors in various levels of care, especially with those experiencing dementia. Leslie found her experiences working with individuals that have probable traumatic brain injuries aides in program creation for individuals impacted by dementia. She continually seeks to create comprehensive, supportive, and innovative programs for individuals experiencing dementia and believes that continuing education builds and expands on relevant skills and knowledge.

Leslie graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with the Science and Society designation and a Master of Science in Family and Human Development. She also is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, Certified Dementia Support Group Facilitator, and an Advanced Activity Professional – Board Certified.




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00:00 – Intro

00:35 – Welcome Leslie

00:53 – What are “Adult Day Services”?

04:15 – Where to Look for Day Services

05:40 – What is the Process?

12:19 – Randomly Pop In

13:09 – Is There a Cap Per a Day?

16:04 – The Social Benefits

18:45 – Best Time to Start Looking at Day Services

23:21 – HonorHealth

29:39 – Final Thoughts

31:30 – Outro

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