Esther is a Public education Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and has passionately trained healthcare professionals on person-centred dementia care. In particular, Esther has done extensive staff training within, hospitals, long term care homes, retirement and assisted living facilities, for agencies in the community as well as for the general public. Other areas Esther has prioritized include:
Collaborative work with administrators and educators in elementary, high school and with college and university professors to make dementia education accessible to students to help students understand the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as well as encourage students to start discussions on brain health education including exploring student potential involvement in making contributions such as advocating for and supporting individuals living with dementia and or supporting the work of organizations such as the Alzheimer society of Toronto.
Also Esther is lead and co-developed the dementia and palliative care training certificate course focused on compassionate person-centred dementia care during the late-and-end stages; in partnership with Dianna Drascic a nurse practitioner with Hospice Palliative Care Ontario. This course is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and has run for the past 7 years.