What are the duties of a life coach?

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Life coaching

The key role of a life coach can be to reassure those living with dementia that they are doing well and to offer advice and support around their care – at home, at work, or at home with a carer.

The person who is going through the process of living with dementia may have different priorities than someone with Alzheimer’s disease, so you may be able to offer different types of care, depending on whether the person needs more or fewer hours of help.

Your aim as a life coach should be to provide and support as effectively as you can and to help your patient gain more independence.

How can I meet with a coach?

You may think that the meetings can be arranged through a carer contact, for example with their doctor or midwifery colleagues. However, in practice you may need to meet with a carer, or with someone from a specialist support team, when you have the chance.

It is possible to have a meeting either in person, to discuss your situation with the person who has dementia and/or to agree with them what type of support you will provide (depending on the individual case).

You should make sure you can provide all the support you feel you can, and remember that you can use care and support teams to take your own decisions about what the best support is for the person with dementia.

It can be hard to get a meeting with a coach you are going to be working on a project with, but a team may be able to use a ‘go-between’, a carer or other friend or colleague, to help coordinate your arrangements.

There are a number of factors that need to be considered before getting a coach:

You may get support from a carer contact

The person (or people) with dementia have told you about them in the past, or have a friend who has or has had dementia

The person wants to speak to a coach

Your relationship with the carer contact will depend on the quality and type of support you can provide, and whether or not you expect to be able to maintain contact with them.

What are the duties of a life coach?
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