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About Kathy Adkins, Cert. Dementia Specialist

Kathy Adkins

My Mission

To relieve the daily stress and frustrations that arise from caring for a client or family member with dementia.  Recommended by several area physicians, ask your physician about getting this service. I am a tiny fraction of the cost compared to facility care. I help families after facility placement, too. I monitor care and all aspects of care.  Stop worrying about things that do not seem to go right in a care facility.  I follow the latest Kansas care standards and ensure your loved one is safe and in great care situations.  20 years as a Legal Nurse Consultant.
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My Credentials

I am a long-time critical care nurse and nursing professor with specialty certifications and multiple Master’s degrees, nursing education, and health care administration. I am a dedicated dementia research consultant and a nursing professor for several colleges on various subjects and am licensed to practice in 41 states.

In 2011, I was named "Nursing Educator of the Year" by the WSU School of Nursing. I have critiqued several hundred research documents and digested hundreds of books on dementia care. The resource links below will be a helpful few.

What I Do

  • I teach classes online for health care providers who wish to become Certified Dementia Practitioners. As Kansas' only certified CDP instructor, I hold classes monthly throughout the state.
  • I meet with families, one-on-one in their homes, who are trying to care for their loved ones with dementia. Caring for a person with dementia in the home is incredibly frustrating, exhausting, and endlessly tiring. I can help.
  • I educate the public to understand there are proactive measures to prevent dementia, and there's someone in their area to help if they need it.
  • I work with long-term care facilities to provide better care and improve state survey results.
  • As a KDADS-approved instructor, I prepare and present classes for all care facilities

Please check out my videos on YouTube about how NOT to get dementia; they are well worth your time and attention.


  • Central Plains Area on Aging Agency 
  • Community Educator Alzheimer's Assn.
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
  • Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) T.I.
  • Wichita Caregivers Coalition
  • Wichita Nurses Society
  • Diplomat With the American Institute of Stress
  • Wichita Women's Leadership Alliance
  • Red Hatters of Kansas
  • Nurse Alumni of the Year WSU 2011

Suggested Resources

  • Dementia Care Practice: Recommendations for Professionals (Alzheimer's Association)
  • The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline
  • Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers (5th ed.)
  • The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline 
  • Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease
  • The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss (5th ed.)
  • The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age
  • The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide: A Quick Nutritional Reference to Foods That Nourish and Protect the Brain From Alzheimer's Disease