Kathy Hickman B.A.Sc, M.Ed, CDETEducation Manager, Alzheimer Society of Ontario
Knowledge Mobilization Lead, BrainXchange
Kathy Hickman has worked with the Alzheimer Society for the last 15 years. Within her role as Education Manager for the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Kathy supports the work of Local Society educators through design & training for education programs such as U-First! for frontline care providers and the First Link® Learning Series for people with early stage dementia and their care partners. She has led the development of the Taking Control of Our Lives self-management of dementia program curriculum in partnership with the Centre for Education and Research in Health and Aging, Lakehead University.
Kathy has also worked as a Knowledge Broker with the brainXchange (formerly Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange) since 2009, facilitating Communities of Practice, fostering innovation development and spread and providing strategic guidance for Knowledge Transfer and Exchange initiatives.
Through both of these roles Kathy has developed expertise in planning and facilitating initiatives and events that include people living with dementia in meaningful ways.
Kathy has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Gerontology from the University of Guelph and a Master of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, and is a Certified Dialogue Education™ Teacher.
11:00 Shifting from caring for, to collaborating with, to achieve full inclusion of people living with dementia
- Explore the difference between a person-centered and social citizenship rights-based approach and the impact on effective methods for inclusion
- Develop an understanding of current practices related to including people living with dementia in planning and implementing services, best practices and/or other initiatives
- Review critical success factors for engaging people living with dementia or other marginalized groups