Jytte Lokvig, Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiving Specialist

Since the early 1990s, Jytte Lokvig has worked with the elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. She coaches families and professional caregivers and designs life-enrichment programs and activities for care facilities. Her workshops and seminars promote changes in approach and communication to create a healthy environment based on dignity and humor.

In her teaching, writing, and modeling, Lokvig throws a lifeline to the caregiver. Her caregiving models bring about dramatic changes in the mental state and behavior of the Alzheimer's patient. She designs and implements activity programs, drawing on her background in educational psychology and her expertise in the arts, theater, and music.

In 2002, Lokvig published Alzheimer's A to Z: Secrets to Successful Caregiving, a uniquely effective guide for caregivers. New Harbinger Publications has since published a revised and updated version under the title Alzheimer's A to Z: A Quick-Reference Guide. The book has been translated into Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese.

Lokvig holds a PhD in management with a specialty in Alzheimer's care from California Pacific University and a master's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Recently Published on Caring.com

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