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About Keys to Caring, LLC.

Keys to Caring LLC was created by two former colleagues who both have a passion caring for seniors & for educating others in the healthcare industry with a focus on Dementia Care. Takeiah & Justina have a background of successful Life Enrichment programs in the Assisted Living/Memory Care and Skilled Nursing settings with a combined experience of 10+ years. Additionally, they both are Certified Dementia Practitioners AND Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainers, where they’ve held Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Seminars in both

North & South Carolina.

Alongside from working with seniors with Dementia, Takeiah has also had personal experience with her maternal great grandparents. So in honor of Edward & Frances Key, the name Keys to Caring was created. 


Our goal is to provide you and your team with the keys to caring to unlock the success to Dementia care in a way that captivates your  attention. Our innovative approach allows for you to better retain the information &  relate to your daily work as a caregiver or Healthcare professional.

​ Takeiah and Justina founded Keys to Caring, LLC. in order to make education about Dementia practical and attainable to health care professionals, patient families, and the community.​

We're glad that we're able to bring the Keys to Caring to you, your team, & caregivers nationwide. 

Meet the Trainers


Takeiah Sadler is a 2015 graduate of Coastal Carolina University where she obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise & Sport Science. Takeiah's introduction into Senior living began as a Wellness Intern at a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) where she implemented wellness programs that met the needs of all residents community wide. Upon completion of her internship, she began working in their Activities Department enriching the lives of those in Assisted Living/Memory Care and Skilled Nursing with a wide variety of programs that included the Seven Dimensions of Wellness.  


Takeiah, who was once not a fan of public speaking, realized that her true passion was educating others on Dementia care, whether it was educating staff, families, or members of the community. Takeiah has previously partnered with Senior Living Communities & JEA Senior Living to provide Dementia care trainings to their employees throughout the state of South Carolina & she has also offered Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care Seminars to healthcare professionals in Charleston, SC.  Alongside educating professional caregivers, she has also facilitated various Alzheimer's Association Support Groups assisting families along their journey as a caregiver. Takeiah is a member of the South Carolina Activity Professionals Association where she has enjoyed networking with other professionals  throughout the state of South Carolina. 

Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP)
Certified Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT)
Activity Professional Board Certified (AP-BC)
Certified Dementia Live Coach 










Justina Pilkonis graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with a bachelors degree in Experimental Psychology. She began working in the Senior Care industry in 2014. As an Activity Director, she enriched the mental, physical, emotional well being of her residents and their families. Through her work with retirement communities she found her passion in Dementia Care and discovered the need for universally better education and communication about Dementia. Since then, Justina has incrementally increased her efforts to educate her patient’s families, staff, and surrounding communities in North and South Carolina about the disease. In addition, Justina regularly presents at local organizations and conferences such as the 2020 SCAPA conference and Leeza's Care Connection. 

Activity Consultant Board Certified (AC-BC) 
Advanced Activity Professional Board Certified  (AAP-BC)
Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP)
Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT) 

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