Claire M. Henry

Claire M. Henry
Claire M. Henry, Lourdes Memory Center Director, Dementia Specialist
 
Biography
Accomplished healthcare educator with demonstrated ability to teach, motivate and direct caregivers and students, while maintaining high interest and achievement. Articulate communicator who effectively interacts with diverse populations of healthcare professionals at a variety of academic levels. The ability to maintain excellent relations with physicians, administrators, department chairs, faculty and community liaisons. Motivated with strong planning, organizational and leadership skills. Masters? level clinician, Certified Dementia Practitioner and Doctoral Candidate who has been working with elders for over twenty years. Well-known in the elder care community for advocacy on behalf of clients with dementia and for providing specialized services to dementia clients and their families. Additionally, she has worked with organizations and facilities that serve this population by designing programs and developing specialized training programs. As Lourdes Memory Center Director my aim is to enhance the quality of life for those individuals with Alzheimer?s and other related behavioral diseases. Responsibilities include managing and coordination of all staff within the memory care unit; evaluating clinical service functions to provide optimum care for each individual resident within the Lourdes Memory Center. Emphasis has been on developing partnerships with families and creating tailored resident profiles which promotes the highest quality of care for each resident. As trainer and educator encourages participants to develop creative techniques in dementia care concepts as well as innovative strategies to incorporating best care practices for the dementia client. Providing personalized at-home assessment with family members of the individual diagnosed with Alzheimer?s disease and related dementia. Identying additional resources, recommending environmental accommodations, training caregivers and family members to provide specialized dementia care.
 
Research Interest
Alzheimer Disease,Dementia and many brain related Disorders