Clinical Dementia Specialist

Shannon Arriola MC

Why I do this

Overview And Experience


Twelve years ago, Shannon’s life changed.  While working full time, she became a caregiver and medical POA for both her Mother and aunt who developed dementia within the same year. Experiencing first hand the challenges of navigating a family through the transitions of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease led Shannon to shift her life’s work from healthcare leadership consulting to memory care

Master of Counseling      University of Phoenix – Arizona    June 1992

Bachelor of Business Administration    Lewis Clark State College – Idaho   

  • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Support Group Co-Facilitator
  • Conference Speaker
  • Healthcare Corporate Facilitator/Trainer/Consultant
  • Clinical Counselor Family Systems
  • Patient/Family Advocate
  • 11th Hour Hospice
  • Volunteer
    Therapy Dog Handler
  • Founding Team Member Maricopa County Family Mediator Association
  • Board Member Benevilla
Shannon has delivered community education and organizational trainings on elder care, the financial impact for working caregivers and their employers, role changes and caregiver burnout among many others.

Shannon’s “sweetspot” is working with families to navigate through the emotional, financial and physically exhausting experiences with loved ones living with dementia.  From diagnosis to end of life, Shannon believes there is a better way to support all who are impacted by this disease.  With a background in family counseling and mediation, Shannon and her team assist families through the legal and financial web as well as helping families come together and heal through this multiyear journey.

Shannon lives in Phoenix AZ area and covers all of Maricopa County. She is also available to perform remote coaching anywhere in the United States

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My vision

Improving family systems

It all starts with the family. Understanding the unique dynamics of each family allows me to help them manage their situation

Working with the the family unit and maximizing each person’s role can make the difference between success and burnout.

the key to success

Practice Areas

Each AlzBetter Certified Dementia Practitioner has completed the AlzBetter training program, hoever, through years of personal expereince, individuals have developed additional key areas of expertise. 

Family Support
Clinical Issues
Dementia Behaviors

Helping the entire family unit deal with challenging behaviors without the use of additional medications is a key area of strength