meet our team
Talia Lopez, CDS
Dementia Specialist, Founder, Friend
Talia Lopez is a dementia specialist and family caregiver. She's cared for many women with dementia like her grandma and was a live-in caregiver for many private clients. She always knew working with individuals with dementia was her passion. She was a caregiver for some time then proceeded to study this field in college and later on became a CARES® Dementia Specialist™. Becoming educated in gerontology has opened her heart up to the hardships of dementia. The most important issue that was brought to her attention was the lack of proper education. Through her schooling and caregiving experience, She decided to start Dementia Care Advocates (DCA). DCA are educators that are educating families on how to care for those with dementia efficiently, effectively, and passionately with their approach. She absolutely loves working with seniors and loves seeing the positive change in caregivers lives. She is fulfilling her dream of working to change the world of gerontology.
James Hamilton, CDP
Dementia Professional, Advocate, Inside man
James Hamilton was a professional speaker, professional college student, retail management guru, a facilitator and program designer in global training/development for a major oil company, a teacher in Physics/Anatomy and Physiology, and Mathematics, a rideshare driver, AND a standup comedian. His current profession is as a patient dying from progressive vascular dementia. To learn more about dementia, James did extensive research and interviews, started a Facebook group dedicated to information and support and wrote a book about his personal journey. The hippopotamus in his kitchen encouraged him to write down his journey in a blog to share his experience and provide encouragement for those dealing with cognitive impairment. Most recently, he became a certified dementia professional...with dementia.
Frank Granett RPH
Pharmacist, Nutritional Consultant, Advocate
Frank is a Board Certified pharmacist State of Michigan for 32 years and nutritional consultant for 26 years. He is author of The American Epidemic: Solutions for Overmedicating Our Youth, and founder of the non-profit educational public charity, Coalition Against Overmedicating Our Youth ( CAOOY), whose mission is to help children and adults battling neurobehavioral conditions determine root cause of symptoms prior to premature drug therapy.
Nicole Broadhurst BCPA
Nicole is a 27 year healthcare insider; Board Certified Patient Advocate and founder of
Tennessee Health Advocates LLC where she helps patients and families nationwide eliminate the stress and confusion of the healthcare system with tools and resources so they can focus on their health and those they love.
COURSES WERE REVIEWED BY OUR TEAM AND...
Dr. Stephanie Gracey PharmD Founder, Continuing Health Rx
Ann McMahon RGN, BA,MA, Lic. Ac. Nurse in elderly care, acupuncturist, nurse coach: selfcare
Amy Henrickson, RN and family caregiver