Date(s) - April 9, 2018 - April 10, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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This course is based on the assumption that all behaviour has meaning, home is a feeling – not just a place, and a caregiver’s presence is often symbolic.This course provides accurate information about dementing illnesses, to help reduce the stigma and fear of dementia, and to improve the care for people with dementia and their carers.
This master class has been attended by a wide audience, ranging from nurses and personal care workers, to social workers and pastors.
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: www.thewidespectrum.com
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