Event Date: Nov 14, 2011 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST
Presenter(s): Mary Schulz, Director of Education at the Alzheimer Society of Canada
Facilitators: Sarah Clark & Elizabeth Lusk
Host: Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange (CDRAKE) & Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC)
Event Type: Culture, Long Term Care Homes, Person-Centered, Webinar
Event Description: What do we mean when we use terms like a ‘person centred approach’? Lots of people talk about creating a ‘culture change’ to better serve people with dementia and their families. What does it really take to achieve a culture change and what is the Alzheimer Society in Canada doing to improve the care of people living with dementia in long term care homes?
This presentation will be delivered by Mary Schulz, Director of Education at the Alzheimer Society of Canada, staff lead for ASC’s nationwide initiative in this area. During this discussion, there will be opportunities to pause, reflect and consider the challenges of bringing together stakeholders from all walks of life to create sustainable change in the way people with dementia and their families experience care in the later stages of life.
Presenter Bio: Mary Schulz is the Director of Information, Support Services and Education at the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Mary is an experienced health care leader. She has provided individual and family counselling to clients facing crises associated with life-threatening illness, chronic disability and cognitive impairment. She has also helped to plan and implement health care programs both on an in- and outpatient basis for clients coping with chronic and palliative diagnoses. Mary obtained her Bachelor degree in Social Work from Ryerson University and holds a Masters degree in Social Work from York University, Atkinson College. Mary has been with the Alzheimer Society of Canada since 2006.