Judy Berry is the Founder of Dementia Specialist Consulting, a Dementia Care Consultant, a Comprehensive Care Coordinator for Families and Professionals and Educational and Inspirational Speaker. Founder of the Lakeview Ranch Model of Specialized Dementia Care, the founder & past Owner of Lakeview Ranch. She is nationally recognized for her innovations and successes in the provision of specialized dementia care for persons with dementia and a history of challenging/aggressive behavior.
She teaches professional and family caregivers how to communicate effectively, validate feelings, and meet emotional and spiritual needs in addition to physical needs for seniors with dementia. She provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care coordination with ongoing support to families and also to providers that are in need additional support for the families of their residents
In 2010 Berry won the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award, which honored individuals who have overcome daunting odds to improve the health and quality of life for low income seniors. http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/articles-and-news/2010/08/2010-community-health-leaders-are-transforming-health-and-health/judy-berry-creates-facility-that-provides-new-model-of-care-for-.html
In 2011 she was named an Encore Careers Purpose Prize Fellow in recognition for her success as a social entrepreneur over 60 who is using her experience and passion to make an extraordinary impact on society’s biggest challenges. http://encore.org/purpose-prize/judy-berry/