Alzheimer Café and Dementia Care, with Gemma Jones

Date(s) - April 12, 2018 - April 17, 2018
All Day

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An Alzheimer Café is a type of post-diagnostic group intervention, held monthly, that provides education, information about dementing illnesses, as well as various types of support for people with dementia and their carers, and interested others.

Alzheimer CaféS take the form of ‘a social gathering’ in a café-like setting where people meet easily. They help support people with dementia and their family or friend carers to stay connected. Alzheimer Cafés are organized and held by a steering committee who are knowledgeable about dementia, and organize the provision of the Alzheimer Café with local volunteers and caregiving professionals.

From April 3-17, 2018, CAREY welcomes Dr. Gemma Jones for a multi-day, multi-site, series of workshops, seminars, and information sessions, on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care, with the goal of establishing Alzheimer Cafés in Greater Vancouver and beyond.

For more information or to register, contact CAREY via email at [email protected] or by phone at 604-225-5920.


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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