Naomi Dongelmans, MD


Dr. Naomi Dongelmans is a general practitioner in The Netherlands, a dancer, a speaker, and a leading authority on caring for people with dementia. She researched Alzheimers Disease at Shiga University of Medical Science in Japan in 2005, and is the author of the upcoming book Reinvigorated Caregivers.

Naomi helps people with dementia and their caregivers(or family and friends) to achieve a healthier and happier life. She offers simple and clear information about dementia, and empowers caregivers. Naomi believes that more happiness in the lives of caregivers and those with dementia must be pursued.

For almost a decade, Naomi helped thousands of people to become happier through dancing. Single or divorced men and women quickly make new friends, and those with depression brighten by the combination of movements (where the happy hormones — endorphins and dopamine — are released). People with diabetes become better able to regulate their sugars by moving regularly, and people over 90 feel young again. (Who will invent a walker that allows people to do the sidestep?) And people with Parkinson’s Disease achieve better balance.

Naomi works from her vision: Create a better world by making people happier and healthier.

Are you struggling to do the right thing for a person suffering from dementia? Are you mentally and physically exhausted? Do you miss intimacy?And do you want to make your own life and the life of the person with dementia happier, safer, and healthier?

In Reinvigorated Caregivers, Dr. Naomi Dongelmans presents seven amazing ways to become remarkable at caring for people with dementia. In this powerful book, she translates the BALANCE method into simple tools that you too, can easily apply. These valuable tools will help you open up your heart, ease your caring duties, and create a better life for yourself and your loved one who is suffering from dementia.


  • Have a more balanced life whilst caring for people with dementia.
  • Communicate better with a person with dementia.
  • Deal with behavioral problems.
  • Become more intimate again with the person with dementia.
  • Regulate the sleep cycle better.
  • Make the living environment safer.
  • Use nutrition to help a person with dementia live healthier and longer.
  • Identify the positive effects of movement, music, and light and how to integrate these into your daily life.
  • Enjoy life together once again.


Create a happier and healthier life together again despite dementia.

  • Achieve a balanced life.
  • Create better communication with the person with dementia.
  • Learn to deal with behavioral problems with ease.
  • Enhance your loving relationships.
  • Become fitter, stronger, and more capable of handling the difficulties of caregiving.
  • Experience less fear by creating a safer environment, and a healthier life through good nutrition for your loved one with dementia.
  • Have more fun by seeing the positive effects of movement, music, and light.
  • Enjoy life more together again.
“This book proves to be a blessing for caregivers of people with dementia. You get to learn about a lot of factors that you are probably not aware of just yet. Dr. Naomi Dongelmans talks about how good nutrition can help people with dementia to live a longer and healthier life, and how it can also make their caregivers more dedicated and capable. It is truly inspirational.”

—Emelie Watson
Author of I Found the Fountain of Youth and the Pot of Gold

“In this powerful book, Dr. Naomi Dongelmans applies the BALANCE method through simple tools that anyone can use with ease. These valuable tools can help open up your heart, lighten your caring responsibility, and reinvigorate your way of life and that of your loved one.”

—Chieko El-Jisri
Author of A Patient’s Perspective

Reinvigorated Caregivers helps create a better world by making people with dementia and their caregivers happier and healthier. It provides an important lesson on the positive effects of integrating physical activities with beneficial food choices along with music and movement to make life enjoyable and worth living.”

—Suzanne Miles
Author of Fork It

“Caring for people with dementia can be overwhelming and stressful. Thankfully, Dr. Naomi Dongelmans offers simple and straightforward information that empowers caregivers to have a positive and harmonious relationship with those that they care for.”

—Dr. Andrea Maxim, ND
Author of Maximized Health