NCC19 Presenter: Diane Glittenberg

Rachel Hiles

NCC19 Presenter: Diane Glittenberg

Rachel Hiles
Photo: Diane Glittenberg, 2019 National Caregiving Conference PresenterDiane studied vocal music at the University of Illinois and continues to sing in her church choir, with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and at other events. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, a Certified Caregiving Consultant, a Certified Caregiving Educator and a Certified AFA Dementia Care Partner. She cared for her father who had dementia and for her mother her had Lewy Body Dementia.

After loosing her position as manager at a jewelry store, she decided to take a different direction for her career. She now works for Comfort Keepers of Highland Indiana and Tinley Park Illinois as their Continuing Education Administrator. She enjoys being able to train and share her experiences with the caregivers so that they can be better caregiver's for their clients. This has been the most rewarding career choice she has ever made.

She looked for ways to bring comfort to her mother and began looking into music and how it would help. She is not a music therapist but has done extensive research on how music is used with dementia patients. She also shares her vocal talents with the residents at a local nursing home once a month. She enjoys seeing their faces brighten up when singing their favorite hymns and songs.

Diane hopes to be able to share her knowledge with other caregivers to create personalized music playlists for their carees and for themselves.

Join Diane for her presentation at our Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference:

Creating Personalized Music Playlists for your Caree
Saturday 9 a.m.
Personalized Music is a powerful form of Therapy for Dementia Patients. This workshop will give you the tools to help you create your own Personalized Playlist.

Music is powerful, it creates emotions and can stimulate memories. It can be used to calm the mind and soul or stimulate the body. Music is rhythmic and the number of beats per minute in the song can either invigorate or calm the person with Dementia. Knowing how to use this is crucial if you want to use music to help with behaviors.

We will explore different types of music and how they affect behaviors, and how to personalize that music for your caree. Knowing what type of music or more specifically, what songs your caree likes is important when creating these lists. Don’t worry if you don’t know, we will explore different ways of finding out what works for your caree.

Using these techniques and highlighting Our Amazing Difference definitely puts our great work in the spotlight.

We are so very grateful for the support of the following sponsors of our National Caregiving Conference,
especially Embracing Carers™, this year's supporting sponsor:

~ NCC19 Agenda ~ Meet Our Presenters ~
NCC19 Virtual Registration ~ NCC19 In-Person Registration (Chicago) ~
~ Hotel Reservations ~ NCC19 Volunteer Registration ~ Sponsor or Exhibit ~
~ Testimonials ~ Virtual Caregiving Summit ~