Date(s) - 13/10/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Baptist Church
First Baptist is beginning their Alzheimer Cafes with two dates:
October 13th, November 10th, 2 – 4pm,
at Pinder Hall, First Baptist Church, 969 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 1Y1. The lead of the First Baptist AZCafe is Ann Liebich.
An Alzheimer Café is a post – diagnostic, group support and dementia education intervention, for people with dementia, their family careers. 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.
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