O’Connor Professional Group Webinar – Collegial Conversations with Diana Clark – Dementia is not a Diagnosis: The Truth About Dementia
In this week’s Collegial Conversations, Diana’s guest is Tammy Pozerycki. Tammy Pozerycki is the founder and owner of Alternatives in Alzheimer’s Care, a company dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with dementia. She is an established thought-leader in dementia care with 25 years of experience working with people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, their families, and healthcare professionals.Tammy has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and her primary discipline was as a licensed social worker. She is the founder of Pleasantries Adult Day Services™, one of the first successful home-based social model adult day programs specializing in memory care.
Tammy Pozerycki is a Board-Certified Dementia Educator, Owner, and Consultant of Alternatives in Alzheimer’s Care™ and Author of the national credentialing curriculum Essential Skills for Dementia Care. She has 25 years of experience working with people living with dementia, their families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Tammy is personally familiar with Alzheimer’s Disease as her maternal grandmother lived with the disease for years. It was a firsthand experience of how this affected her family members.
Tammy holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Other credentials held include Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Certified Online Training Professional. She was the founder of Pleasantries Adult Day Services™ in Marlborough, MA, a memory care adult day program located in a residential home in 2008. She also established the first Memory Café in Massachusetts in 2011, Create A Better Day Café™.
As a long-term volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association, her roles include facilitating caregiver support groups; 24-hour helpline clinician; member and chairperson for community-based partnerships; and team leader for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Watch the full video on the truth about dementia here.
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