The overarching goal of occupational therapy when working with the dementia population is to optimise independence and quality of life throughout the disease process. AAD provides in-home and facility-based occupational therapy assessment and intervention. Services include: functional assessment of the client, risk assessment, environmental safety assessment, determination of care requirements, caregiver training, client engagement, and support and education to individuals with dementia and their family members.
Specialising in dementia-care services, Marie provides occupational therapy services for AAD. A Bermudian, she graduated in 2003 from Oxford Brookes University, UK, and discovered her passion for dementia care while working at the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At AAD, she works closely with Bermuda families to complete functional assessments, environmental safety assessments, determine care requirements, conduct caregiver training, and provide support and education to individuals with dementia and their families.