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One only has to talk with Judy Berry for a short time to see the dedication she has in her professional life. Judy’s story is an amazing example of how a simple idea can grow into something truly inspiring. After observing the misuse of care towards her mother in 1996, Judy identified the need for a more dignified care model towards those suffering from dementia. After leaving her corporate job and taking a large financial risk, she opened a resident home that caters to senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Today, Judy is CEO of Lakeview Ranch with two beautiful residential homes in rural Minnesota.

Lakeview Ranch’s unique approach to persons with dementia is detailed in Judy’s story in “Women as Healers: Voices of Vibrancy.”

Many people told Judy her idea couldn’t be done—it wouldn’t work! Judy is an amazing “passion-broker” and succeeds against all odds. She teaches each of us the importance of believing in our dreams and persevering until our dreams become a reality. Judy says, “I’m living proof!” She has stayed true to her vision and continues to heal those around her.