Rosemary Bakker is the creator and director of ThisCaringHome.org. She is also an interior designer, gerontologist, keynote speaker, and former caregiver to a mother with Alzheimer’s disease. She understands first-hand how difficult and rewarding caregiving can be. Most importantly, she learned how a dementia-friendly environment can make caregiving less difficult and more fulfilling. Rosemary is the recipient of many awards for her innovative education and has authored two books on interior design and aging, including Lark Books: The AARP Guide to Revitalizing Your Home: Beautiful Living for the Second Half of Life (2010). Rosemary is available for 1) Training and Speaking Engagements and 2) Design Consultations.
Rosemary brings a fresh innovative approach to dementia care training. Her lively presentations give professional and family caregivers the tips and tools they need to transform an ordinary dwelling into a dementia-friendly home. Learn about inspiring and practical solutions to everyday caregiving problems that enhance safety and well-being and help the person with dementia live a fuller, more meaningful life.
Keynote speeches, workshops, and lunchtime presentations can be customized to fit the needs of the audience, including healthcare providers, human resources, and family caregivers. Training on how to use ThisCaringHome as a vital resource can also be provided for service professionals.
Presentations cover a wide array of home safety and caregiving topics, including:
- Memory Aides
- 7 Steps to Better Bathing
- Cooking Safety
- Better Mealtimes
- Smart Home Devices
- Wandering Technologies
- Therapeutic & Fun Activities
- Dementia-Friendly Interior Design
- A Calmer Day: Reducing Agitation