Caregiver Support and Caregiver Resources
All Home Care Matters is honored to welcome a very special guest on this episode, Bill Cohen CSA. Bill is a caregiver support group leader and speaker, an Alzheimer’s Association volunteer and advocate, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®, and the owner of Cohen Caregiving Support Consultants LLC.
Bill’s journey to becoming a Caregiver consultant did not happen immediately. It was the journey once his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s that would eventually lead him into the profession of helping others who are on the same journey that he himself has travelled.
His loving and talented mother, Sheila, lost her home to Hurricane Katrina. Then, she lost her health, ability to create beautiful art and, ultimately, her life due to Alzheimer’s. For almost 10 years, Bill was her primary caregiver and advocate, not just her elder son.
Bill shares his story and journey with his late mom, answers specific questions and concerns, and provides advice on how to manage care and behaviors, and how to practice self-care and prevention. Bill’s unique perspective allows him to support caregivers to help avoid caregiver burnout as well as help provide them with the tools and caregiver resources to help them as they are caring for aging parents and loved ones.
Bill has completed multiple caregiving and aging courses through the Alzheimer’s Association and the Society for Certified Senior Advisors™️, has a financial services and government background, and earned business degrees from Boston and Portland State Universities. He has lived in the Portland, Oregon area for over 36 years with his wife, Lori.