Come and See What Happens at an Alzheimer Café, with Gemma Jones

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Date(s) - April 14, 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

First Baptist Church

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An Alzheimer Café is a post – diagnostic, group support and dementia education intervention, for people with dementia, their family carers. An AC is held monthly by a steering group, professionals and volunteers. It is held in a (safe) café – like environment, intended to be ‘low – threshold’ – safe to enter and attend.

This event is a live demonstration of what happens at an Alzheimer Café. It is intended for individuals and organizations interested in being involved with establishing Alzheimer Cafés in Greater Vancouver and beyond.

For more information or to register, contact CAREY via email at or by phone at 604-225-5920.
About Gemma Jones

Dr. Gemma Jones was the founder of the first Alzheimer Café (AC) in the UK, in Farnborough, borrowing from the example of Dr. Bere Miesen, who founded the first Alzheimer’s Café in the Netherlands in 1997. She developed a unique program for health-care professionals, family carers, caregivers and anyone involved with the provision of compassionate care. She authored many articles and books including Alzheimer’s Cafes and Why They Work and About Dementia for Families with Children. She taught week long training sessions extensively using a multi-sensory approach in the UK, Netherlands, and Canada and is a sought-after speaker at national and international conferences and forums.

Her web site is:

Dr. Jones is a graduate of UBC School of Nursing. In recognition of her outstanding contribution to Alzheimer care she was presented with the Award of Distinction by UBC School of Nursing in May 2016

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