Emily Kearns

Emily Kearns’ personal experience care partnering with her parents, who both lived with dementia, was life-changing, catapulting her into what is now her first love—reframing dementia and supporting those who live with it. Emily is committed to change-making, including innovative programming and community education, so that individuals living with dementia may continue to live well, experiencing joy and meaningful engagement in communities that support and celebrate them and the life they choose.  Emily facilitates a monthly memory-making café and a weekly dementia-supportive fitness program at her local Y.  She has also created a multimedia art installation called Dementia’s Way.  Emily was formerly the lead for Dementia Friendly Massachusetts and a consultant with the Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition, evaluating innovative respite programs and hosting a TV show called, Caring for Others, Caring for Ourselves.  Emily earned a doctorate in sociology from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University's Executive MBA program. She is also an Installation Artist and Reiki Master. (www.kearnsconsulting.org)

Published Articles

6/18/2019 - Revive and Thrive