Meet Our Team

Meet Your Dementia Care Consultants & Trainers
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With over 40 years of experience in a variety of environments, the Dementia Care Specialists team helps prepare senior living care teams, healthcare professionals and programs. We work alongside owners, developers, architects and designers to help you achieve success in memory care.

For more information about our implementation workshops, memory care programs, and consulting services or to arrange a consultation, please call 877.816.4524 or use our Contact Us form.

Kim Warchol

OTR/L, Senior Consultant, Business Development and Design Specialist

As founder and president of Dementia Care Specialists, Kim is also a member of the consulting team. With more than 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist, she is an expert in dementia care grounded in evidence-based models, including the Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model.

Kim has set up many memory care environments and programs, and has educated thousands of therapists and other health care professionals on implementing the Warchol Best-Abilities Care ModelSM. This philosophy of care is based on her belief that every individual with Alzheimer’s/dementia is unique.

Sharon Host

OTR/L, Senior Consultant and Global Professional Instructor

Sharon earned her B.S. degree in occupational therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Sharon began her journey using the Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model in 1999 and completed the Dementia Therapy Master Clinician Program in 2009.

Specializing in geriatrics, she has over 20 years of experience in the long-term care setting, the home health care industry, and as a dementia care consultant.

Sharon is also a CPI Global Professional Instructor, teaching our Dementia Capable Care courses at open enrollment and on-site programs.

Sharon Jackson

COTA, Consultant and Implementation Specialist

With a degree in occupational therapy assistant technology, Sharon has worked in long-term care/skilled rehab since 1998. Sharon was a two-term president of the Allen Cognitive Network and has served on the board since 2007.

Her professional experience includes working as a program designer to integrate the Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model into nursing to enhance the care of residents with dementia.

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