AdaptDementia Ltd was founded by two health professionals with years of direct experience working in dementia care and support.
We especially want to allow families living with dementia to be better informed and to have a wide choice of support. We believe strongly that everyone has the right to choose for themselves the therapies, support options and lifestyle that suits their own experience of dementia. For us there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution.
Mary Jordan has specific first-hand experience of dementia through her work for Alzheimer’s Society, a national dementia charity. She also has many years of experience working for the National Health Service and in the field of medical publishing. She is an associate director of ELM (End of Life Care).
Mary qualified to deliver the Alzheimer’s Society CrisP programme which specifically caters for family carers and is QCF assessor in vocational achievement for Dementia. Mary’s ability to use her first-hand experience to illuminate points in the training make her an inspirational and motivating trainer.
Mary is also known for her books The Essential Carer’s Guide, the award-winning End of Life, The Essential Guide to Caring, The Essential Carers’ Guide to Dementia and The Essential Guide to Avoiding Dementia. She writes a monthly column for 50Connect a website for seniors.
Karen Woodger is a Mental Health nurse and holds a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Karen’s training methods centre around the importance of the therapeutic relationships. Throughout her extensive nursing career she has mentored nursing students and worked as Learning and Development Lead for her Trust.
Karen has run therapy groups, a successful GP based counselling and psychotherapy practice and also delivered a variety of training to both staff and patients.
She now combines her extensive experience in Mental Health nursing, training and older adult care to provide integrated and experienced based training for Adaptdementia.