Dementia Coach On-Call

for Family and professional Care providers

Jeannine Forrest, PhD., RN, offers guidance and education to family caregivers and organizations impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. For over 30 years, she has focused her clinical practice, education, and research in the care of older adults with dementia; pain; palliative and end-of-life care. Served as faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Rush University.  Held Board positions for the Illinois Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition. Provided consultations in China with the support of the World Health Organization.  Author of journal articles and book chapters on pain and geriatric related issues. Collaborated with the Alzheimer’s Association studying outcomes of comfort focused care for residents with advanced dementia in nursing homes. Holds a Fellowship in the Institute of Medicine of Chicago.
Dr. Forrest mentors home care, home health, hospice, acute care, memory care, assisted living, skilled care providers in their quest to offer dementia competent and sensitive care. Current Advisory Board member for the Dementia Society of America; Board member for the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee of Illinois. Offers free monthly webcasts, “Dementia Unplugged,” for all family and professional care partners/providers in collaboration with the Dementia Society of America.

Education, Guidance and Support

Dementia Coach On-Call

Caregiver – In Home Support

Educational Programs


I was blown away by her very engaging dementia training she provided to my staff and ended up hiring her for additional training AND as part of a professional CEU. Dr. Forrest is open, accessible, realistic and provides practical solutions and perspectives on working with working with people with dementia.

Matt Friscia Always Best Care Senior Services – Chicagoland / DuPage Owner / Director of Client Care

Dr. Jeannine Forrest has designed an outstanding program Pathways to Excellence in Memory Support to train our Three Crowns’ staff. She has consistently delivered engaging, interactive courses, and her presentations are mixed with just the right amount of humor. This program has truly resonated with our staff, and all of the responses from them have been positive. They now think…

Mary Beth Dentzer, LNHA Health Services Administrator, Three Crowns Park

Jeannine is our security blanket. She is our eyes and ears on site. She helps take the emotion out of our decisions and puts reasoning behind the why or why nots. With multiple family members involved with the wellbeing of our mother it sure helps to have Jeannine by our side to navigate the ongoing roller coaster.

Mary Lee Montague Family Member

SASI engaged Through the Forrest to provide training for our professional caregivers for their work with clients with Alzheimer’s Disease. The training was a great success. Learning went beyond the technical details of the disease, and our caregivers embraced the softer key concepts. Dr. Forrest received the highest praise in all the training evaluations. Caregivers overwhelming reported feeling more confident…

Jeanie Ramsey Executive Director, Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI)