Essential Understanding for Dementia Care, with Gemma Jones

Date(s) - April 16, 2018 - April 17, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Carey Centre

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This 2-day course for family and friend carers focuses on understanding yourself as a carer and aims to strengthen communication and care-giving in dementia. This course explores the perspective of the person with dementia, and also explores the perspective of carers (family, friends, primary carers).

This course hopes to further communication about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s as well as to answer questions about caring and being a carer.

For more information or to register, contact CAREY via email at [email protected] 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.

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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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