Lizette Cloete, OTR/L, CADDCT, CDP, is a Skills2Care certified occupational therapist, who graduated from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 1992. She and her husband moved to Greenville, SC, to be closer to her parents, who are both aging with cognitive impairment. Her primary goal is to help her parents age in place.

With an international educational background and upbringing, Lizette brings a unique perspective to the table, incorporating her occupational therapy training from South Africa with her 30 years of experience in caring for people with dementia in the USA.

In 2020, Lizette established her company, Think Different Dementia, LLC with the goal of helping families committed to keeping their loved one with dementia at home, with greater ease and less difficulty.

Lizette has been a frequent guest lecturer on various dementia related topics at various state level conferences over the past decade. She has been a guest on numerous podcasts and interviewed for the newspaper, educating people on dementia and dementia care. She is a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT) and Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). She is also a FitMinds certified cognitive coach. She volunteers as an Alzheimer’s Resource Coordination Center (SC Area Agency on Aging) to develop an innovative, online dementia education and longitudinal support/coaching platform for family caregivers to help people living with dementia stay at home.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lizette Cloete is the founder and CEO of Think Different Dementia, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Lizette Cloete has parents with dementia.