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About Kim Warchol



President, Dementia Care Specialists
Kim Warchol, OTR/L, is one of the most passionate people you'll ever run into. Just ask any of the over 5,000 health care professionals she's educated about a best-abilities approach to dementia evaluation, treatment, and programming. She was the head of rehabilitation at a health care center when she attended a workshop and first learned about the Cognitive Disabilities Model by Claudia Allen. Kim has said, “It was like a launching pad.” Once she started to look at what people with Alzheimer's and related dementias (ADRD) could do, versus what they couldn't do, it changed her forever. With the knowledge that a person-centered approach to dementia care is a better way, she started Dementia Care Specialists in 1998.

Since that time Kim's become a national advocate for creating a Dementia Capable Society—showing the world that those with ADRD are still here, can still feel love, and deserve to maintain quality of life, purpose, and health at every stage. Because of Kim’s commitment to those with ADRD she sits on national committees and panels that advocate for the development of standards for dementia care and is a former member of the Allen Cognitive Network board.

Kim is a highly sought-after memory care consultant, has lectured across the country on dementia, spoken in front of elected officials, and has written, or been featured in, numerous dementia care articles for a variety of publications. She believes that with the proper training we can give those with ADRD the quality of life they deserve. Kim's on a mission to change the world. Will you join her? 


Video Part 1: Kim Warchol—Helping People With Alzheimer’s Flourish at Every Stage of the Disease




Video Part 2: Kim Warchol—Reframe Your Thinking About People With Alzheimer’s Disease




Kim Warchol—Dementia Capable Care: Seeing Ability, Not Disability




Kim Warchol—They're Still Here: Your Loved One, Relationships, and Dementia



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