Long before there ever was Engaging Alzheimer’s LLC, it was the passion of a recent college graduate (Kerry Mills), just entering the healthcare field, to change the stigma associated with people who had a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. The major thrust of her advocacy was to have people with dementia viewed as people with retrieval limitations rather than those who had some form of mental disorder.
Since then Kerry has worked tirelessly to advocate for this unique population segment and has surrounded herself with colleagues that are like-minded. Specifically, the goal is to change the approach to dementia care such that the person’s dignity would be maintained and his or her independence would be maximized.
So far, Kerry has written two books supporting this mindset, appeared on radio and television. has been a guest speaker at numerous health venues, and has positioned her training model firmly in the minds of hundreds of families with a loved one, who has dementia, as well as many long-term care communities throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
In addition, Kerry is the president-elect of the Connecticut Geriatric Society. She is also a member of the New York State Judicial Committee on Elder Justice and the Westchester Multi-Disciplinary Team for the prevention of elder abuse.
Kerry and her colleagues are available for speaking engagements on the subject of best-care practices for people with dementia. Please contact us if you would like a speaker for your organization or event.
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