Dan Gowdy, Ed.D., is the VP of development at Waterford Place Memory Care in Jenison. He has been a leader for 28 years, developing and growing care options for specialized nonprofit health care organizations. His initiatives have benefited individuals living with dementia, autism and other developmental and behavioral barriers. Gowdy has a passion for meaningful organizational development by promoting follower-focused, value-based leadership approaches. He is a certified leadership coach, master trainer and certified fundraising executive. Dan welcomes emails from readers at dgowdy at sunsetmanor dot org.
April 30, 2019
| By Dan Gowdy
Caring for an aging loved one with dementia is a big responsibility, especially for working professionals who also must balance careers and families. In the U.S., about 40 million people are unpaid caregivers to family and friends in need. Serving as a caregiver while still managing your own life can lead to neglecting your individual needs, which can result in emotional, physical and mental exhaustion. This state of exhaustion is known as caregiver burnout. Read More