BetterBrains Deb Chmelauskas Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapy North Shore North Vancouver West Vancouver

“Brain health is vitally important for our quality of life and our ability to function. As an occupational therapist, I provide practical recommendations to improve the lives of people living with memory and thinking challenges.”

Deb Chmelauskas BSc.(Bio), BSc.(OT)

“Brain health is vitally important for our quality of life and our ability to function. As an occupational therapist, I provide practical recommendations to improve the lives of people living with memory and thinking challenges.”

Deb Chmelauskas BSc.(Bio), BSc.(OT)

How can we help?

BetterBrains Deb Chmelauskas Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapy North Shore North Vancouver West Vancouver

Are you concerned about your memory?

Do you want to be proactive? Would you like to learn some memory techniques that can be used to improve everyday life? Are you interested in the lifestyle changes that you can make to support your brain health?

Together we can develop a plan of action to promote your cognitive wellbeing.

BetterBrains Deb Chmelauskas Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapy North Shore North Vancouver West Vancouver

Are you living with some cognitive changes?

Would you like to receive support and compassion for the changes you are experiencing? Are you looking for some personalized recommendations to help with your situation?

By working together, we will address your concerns and provide guidance for your specific circumstances.

BetterBrains Deb Chmelauskas Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapy North Shore North Vancouver West Vancouver

Are you caregiving for someone with changes in brain function or dementia?

Are you wanting to increase your resilience? Do you need some strategies to make the day go smoother? Are you wanting to learn some new ways to connect with your loved one?

We provide support and guidance to foster connection and communication in your relationships.

BetterBrains: Assessment and Treatment

BetterBrains Deb Chmelauskas Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapy North Shore North Vancouver West Vancouver

At Betterbrains we believe in “Better” living despite changes in a person’s thinking and memory.

BetterBrains provides occupational therapy and dementia consultation.

Due to COVID-19, all BetterBrains services are being provided by TELEHEALTH session via secured video-conferencing or telephone. BetterBrains services are available to residents of British Columbia.

In-person or home visits for residents of North and West Vancouver are not available at this time.

You may benefit from working with Deb Chmelauskas at BetterBrains for strategies to:

  • Minimize the decline in performance resulting from cognitive changes
  • Learn habits to help keep your brain healthy
  • Improve attention, concentration, memory and organization
  • Reduce anxiety, fatigue and stress
  • Sleep better
  • Work through difficult transitions
  • Build knowledge and skills for caregiving
  • Communicate more effectively to create connection with your loved ones
  • Navigate the healthcare system
  • Make plans for the future
  • Learn recommendations to make the home environment dementia friendly

What is occupational therapy?

Someone who is receiving dementia care in North Vancouver, BC

Occupational therapists (OT) work with people who have trouble participating in day to day activities due to a health condition, illness, or disability. Occupational therapists are university educated and are regulated by the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC). As occupational therapists, we believe health is more than alleviating a diagnosis. It is about being able to participate in life to your fullest potential. Occupational therapists work from a client or family centred perspective and work with you to develop a plan to improve, maintain or restore your function and participate in activities that are meaningful to you.

Occupational therapy interventions may include: training, education and counselling; obtaining adaptive aids or specialized equipment and evaluating and modifying the home environment.

About Us

BetterBrains Deb Chmelauskas Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapy North Shore North Vancouver West VancouverDeborah Chmelauskas
Occupational Therapist and Founder

Deb Chmelauskas graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.Sc. and then went on to complete her Occupational Therapy degree at Queen’s University. She has been practicing occupational therapy for over 17 years. She has had additional training in cognitive rehabilitation and has obtained Dementia Care Specialist certifications.

Deb has worked in many areas of eldercare including acute care, clinic-based care, community health, assisted living, extended care and private practice. Along with her specialization in cognitive health for older adults, she has extensive knowledge in the physical conditions and illnesses that are often associated with ageing. Deb is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia and is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.

Deb lives on the North Shore with her husband and their two children.

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