Dementia Living Solutions
because Life goes on.....
Welcome! My name is Francine Pannella
In 2011, I started Dementia Living Solutions with an idea to support those living with dementia through knowledge, & self care after working as an Associate Director with the Alzheimer's Association and being out in the community observing the effects of dementia on real people's lives.
Soon after, I developed a holistic movement/enrichment program called "Movement Music & Memories"
Since then I have dedicated my energy to helping reduce stigma and promote quality of life for aging adults living with Alzheimer's or other dementia related condition and their caregivers.
I strive to Learn from the experts and share that knowledge to assist individuals and their families to LIVE their Best Quality of Life!....no matter what the challenge; to help others to "see" the person living with dementia not the disease and to promote the use of music, mindfulness, human connection and life story work to support to this effort.
I am a wife, daughter, mom, sister, nana and friend....I am also an LPN with 20+ years of experience working on the front lines of geriatric and dementia care and practice. Still have an almost finished degree in Social Sciences on my to do list. I hold certifications as a Best Friends Certified Master Trainer, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Memory Bridge graduate, RCI Dealing with Dementia Trainer, Legacy Advocate, American Senior Fitness Association Personal Trainer/Senior Brain Fitness Project Leader and AFAA/NASM Certified Group Fitness Instructor. I work sharing the power of music and empathy with youth and those living with dementia for a New Jersey non profit and am proud to sit on the Advisory Board of the Alive Inside Foundation.
It is my honor to support you on your Journey of Living with dementia.