Sharon Host

Sharon received a B.S. Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her specialty is geriatrics and she has many years of experience in the long-term care setting and the home health care industry. Sharon began her journey using the Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model in 1999 and completed the Dementia Therapy Master Clinician Program in 2009. She has presented at AOTA on Pain Management in the Aging Population and at the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association (ALOTA) Conferences on patient positioning and documentation in the geriatric population.

Posts by Sharon Host

5 Tips for Designing a Dementia-Capable Memory Care Environment
Avoid pitfalls like a one-size-fits-all approach, and get expert advice on how to design a memory care facility that helps people with dementia thrive. Read more »
Learn How to Design a Dementia-Friendly Living Space
Are you ready to raise the standard for memory care? Join dementia expert Sharon Host at the EFA Conference this February! Read more »
RESPECT: The Goal of the Cognitive Disabilities Model
You can brighten the life of someone with Alzheimer's by preserving these three things. Read more »
Validation Therapy: Should You Enter Your Client’s World and Agree With Their Reality?
A man dressed in his best suit to meet his sister when he was reminded that she was dead. This forever changed how I relate to people with dementia. Read more »
dementia and driving
Taking away the car keys is tough for families and distressing for a person with dementia. Here are facts and tips to help. Read more »