Joanne Koenig Coste, Family Therapist


Joanne Koenig Coste is a nationally recognized expert on Alzheimer's care and an outspoken advocate for patient and family care. She is author of the award-winning Learning to Speak Alzheimer's. She currently is in private practice as an Alzheimer's family therapist. Ms. Koenig Coste also serves as President of Alzheimer Consulting Associates, implementing state-of-the-art Alzheimer care throughout the United States.


Recently Published on Caring.com

What 's the best way to travel with dementia? — Dec 02, 2013
Getting from place to place with a person who is pleasant but cognitively impaired is difficult enough but traveling with an abusive dementia patient has an abundance of ad...
What's the life expectancy of a late-age Alzheimer's diagnosis? — Aug 06, 2013
Ah! How I wish we could help families and patients plan better for the final days but unfortunately the length of the disease process remains 'from 2 - 20 years' according...
How do we get my mom with dementia to stop trying to walk when she can't? — Oct 21, 2011
Your mom sounds quite typical of most dementia folks in the mid-stage of disease. I'm sure each time you remind her that she can't walk, she immediately forgets what you've...
What kind of floor covering would be best for an Alzheimer's patient who spills things every day? — Oct 21, 2011
I would definitely install 'fake' or laminate hardwood floors for two reasons: 1. they are very easy to care for and wipe clean with a little soap and water. 2. hardwood ...