Hallucinations and Delusions with Dementia
Since a young age Chera helped to take care of 3 of her grandparents through the challenges of dementia and later hospice care. It was through this experience she felt called to work with seniors to better their quality of life. She started her career after college, earning a BSBA, and later an MBA. Chera was able to find a career path in long-term assisted living administration and Community Relations. Through her work later in hospice care, Chera then crossed paths with the Kemper Family and was able to work with residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Chera has worked with the Kemper Family and residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s for over 17 years. Through Kemper House she has found a calling to change the face of long-term care through the Kemper Way of caring for the residents they serve, as well as the education that is offered to the community to help caregivers be more successful in the difficult task of caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Linda Bliss has been a registered nurse for over 40 years and is a Qualified Dementia Care Provider. Until retirement five years ago, she worked for Kemper House Mentor and Kemper House Highland Heights serving as director of nursing and nurse liaison. She continues to facilitate support groups for families caring for loved ones with dementia. She provides CEU approved programs for health care professionals, educational programs for the community, and provides dementia awareness training for 1st responders throughout the Northeast Ohio area. Linda is the author of the book “I Wish I Had a Magic Wand”, a book addressing the concerns and difficulties faced when a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She is passionate about the care received by people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.