Emily’s personal experience caregiving/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 care partners journeying with it. Emily is committed to change-making, including innovative programming and community education, so that individuals living with memory and other challenges may continue to live well, experiencing joy and meaningful engagement in communities that support and celebrate them and the life they choose. Emily facilitates memory cafes, Dementia Dialogues, and caregiver/care partner support groups. She also offers caregiving/care partnering counseling and coaching through the Dementia Resource Network. Emily was formerly Project Manager for Dementia Friendly Massachusetts and 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 Founder and Practitioner at the Dementia Resource Network and Revive and Thrive Programs. Visit www.reviveandthriveprograms.org