This was originally a time-limited summit, but has now turned into a permanent resource. Join us!

Caring for someone you love with dementia can leave you feeling lost at sea.

You're struggling to navigate so much change, riding waves of guilt, grief, sadness, and confusion, drowning in overwhelm, and so often doing it all on your own...but it doesn't have to be this way.

In the Lifeboat...

  • You will learn practical skills for the day-to-day experience of caring for someone with dementia so that you have tools to reach for in the most difficult moments
  • You will become aware of how shifts to your mindset help you see caregiving and dementia in a whole new way so you can release some of the stress and find more joy 
  • You will gain knowledge related to dementia so you can better understand what's happening and care for your loved one and yourself more effectively 

  • You will discover how to nurture your own mind, heart, and spirit with compassion and creativity so self-care isn't out of reach
  • You will be able to tailor the experience to your needs, at your pace, from the comfort of your own home so that this nourishes you and doesn't drain you
  • You will have direct access to dementia experts and many caregivers just like you in a private Facebook community so you can strengthen your network and know you are not alone

  • Content is delivered through a private Facebook group set up for exactly this purpose
  • Presentations by 24 dementia professionals across disciplines, including doctors, psychologists, geriatric care managers, nursing home administrators, senior care advocates, and more
  • Q&A video sessions with each presentation, available on replay
  • Interaction with other caregivers and presenters in the Facebook group
  • Downloadable resources to help you apply what you learn
  • All of this available at no cost to you

Hi! We're Lisa & Laura.

We have both seen firsthand how isolating and overwhelming the experience of dementia caregiving can be. 

Our vision for this community is to connect caregivers to each other and to experts who are passionate about helping you, so that you have tools to cut through the chaos and confusion and know that you are not alone.

We're so glad you're here.

Lisa K. Baker, PhD

Lisa is a seminary-trained geropsychologist and dementia coach with a passion for supporting people with dementia and those who love and care for them. She felt called to this work after her own sweet grandmother's Alzheimer's journey. She is the founder of Soul Harbor, a faith-based online community for caregivers to receive expert dementia caregiving support while being encouraged in their faith. 

Laura Vaillancourt, LMHC

Laura is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Geriatric Mental Health Specialist in Washington State. She has extensive experience as a consultant, coach, and providing counseling and care management to families that are in the midst of making difficult decisions related to their loved one’s care and health transitions. She is the host of an upcoming podcast, "Life on Repeat: Relief for Dementia Caregivers."

Peggy Breda

Senior Care Advocate

Successful Care Giving Tips for People with Dementia

Megan Carnarius, RN, NHA, LMT

Founder, Memory Care Consulting

Companioning Changing Behaviors and Emotional Expression

Peyton Davis, MM, MT-BC, NMT

Asst. Professor of Music Therapy

Harnessing the Healing Power of Music

Angelo Domingo, PsyD


Brain 101: The Relationship between the Brain and Behavior

Natali Edmonds, PsyD


Set Yourself Up for Success as a Dementia Caregiver: How to Handle the Most Difficult Caregiver Moments

Lauren Glickman

Resilience Coach and Founder of Foray Consulting

Staying Grounded in a World You Can't Control

Evan Hirsch, MD

Fatigue Specialist

3 Secrets that Every Tired Caregiver Needs to Know to Rocket Past Fatigue

Annie Jacobsen

Dementia Coach

Compassionate Creativity in Dementia Care

Lisa Mayfield, MA, LMHC, GMHS, CMC

Get in the Lifeboat: But Don’t Float Alone! Key Supports You’ll Want in Your Boat

Karen McPhail, RN, MSN, CDP, CCTC

Professional Care Manager and Managing Director, Eldementals, LLC

Positive Steps to Better Manage Stress & Move Effectively Past Everyday Challenges

Elizabeth Miller

Founder, Happy Healthy Caregiver

Learning to Share the Care

Vicky Noland Fitch, BSW, CDP

Founder, Dementia with Grace

Managing YOUR Behavior: One Simple Trick to Calm The Worst Dementia Behaviors

Daniel Potts, MD, FAAN


Pillars of Personhood: Keys to Living Well in Dementia

Toni Reinhart, CDP

PAC Certified Trainer

Redirecting – Not Lying: How to Handle Challenging Behaviors

Pam Reynolds, CMC, CPG

Aging in Place (Safely) with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Leah Roberts, MD

Emergency Physician

Patient Advocacy: Insight from an ER Doc

Stacy Scheel Hirsch

Caregiver Stress: Mindset Matters

Steve Simmons, MD


Support & Medical Advice for Caregivers: Insights from a Housecall Physician

Laura Smothers-Chu, CSA, CDP

CEO & Founder, Befriended Heart

Long-Distance Caregiving? The Top 4 Steps You CAN Do

Gail Weatherill, RN, CAEd

The Dementia Nurse

End-Stage Dementia Care: Love Never Fails

Brad Yates

EFT Coach

Tapping into Self-Care

Christy Yates, MS, LEP


Move from Surviving to Thriving in the Sandwich Generation

Don't go it alone. Join us for connection, practical skills, and relief from the overwhelm.