Tuesday October 14, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM MDT
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Rockyview General Hospital            

Room 10331 (65 seats)

7007 14 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2V 1P9


Join us via video conferencing and register on the VC scheduler here 

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Emily Dymchuk
Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research


Dr. David Sheard Comes to Alberta



Part 1: Creating Culture Change in Continuing Care - 10 Strategic Recipes

On behalf of the Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research (ICCER) and Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories, we invite you to attend a workshop led by Dr. David Sheard, Chief Executive and Founder of Dementia Care Matters.


9:00 - 9:30 AM: Registration & video conference set-up

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM: Workshop led by Dr. David Sheard

(45 minute lunch break included)

About the presentation:

Part 1: Creating Culture Change in Long-Term Care - 10 Strategic Recipes:

    Participants will learn how to:
  • Develop a person centered organization at a strategic level
  • Modernize continuing care to embrace real quality dementia care
  • Identify what real person centered practice looks, sounds, and feels like
  • Seed the foundations of person centered leadership
  • Measure cultures of care and people's lived experience
  • Outline the key indicators between 6 'levels' of care
  • Model and lead relationship focused care from the front
  • Turn Dementia Care Matters INSPIRING 50 Point Checklist into measured steps
  • Monitor 'hard' data evidence to demonstrate progress 
  • Replicate the findings from over 60 Butterfly Care Home Projects in the UK and Ireland who have implemented Dementia Care Matters Household Model


About David Sheard:

Sheard has developed a reputation as a challenging and motivational speaker and a leading dementia care consultant across the UK, Ireland, USA, and Canada. After 15 years in health and social services in specialist dementia care posts, latterly as a General Manager-Old Age Psychiatry in an NHS Trust, Sheard founded Dementia Care Matters in 1995. His purpose is to demonstrate that dementia care is about emotional care, and that this is no different to what we all need in life.

For over 10 years Sheard worked as an external training consultant to Alzheimer's Society and has an appointment as a Visiting Senior fellow in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Surrey, and also holds the honorary degree award of Doctor of the University (DUniv). In 2009, Sheard worked as a Dementia Care Consultant to the BBC for the program 'Can Gerry Robinson Fix Dementia Care Homes'.

David Sheard steers Dementia Care Matters as a whole, while also providing specialist consultancy in areas of dementia care that are newly developing or requiring strategic focus. Sheard combines passion and clarity with detailed management to help a variety of organizations operationalize new cultures of care. His main focus in speaking is to reflect the realities of dementia care and what it really takes to 'get it'.

Alongside an extensive schedule of national speaking engagements across the UK and Ireland, Sheard also authors dementia care learning resources. He can be commissioned to produce practice development tools and specializes in motivational speaking on how to achieve health and social care culture change.

His expertise includes:

  • Working with commissioners to steer effective change in dementia care
  • Advising board-level staff on the design of strategies in dementia care
  • Providing comprehensive environmental audits of care settings
  • Converging dementia design with an operational model of care
  • Developing General Manager and nurse leadership teams
  • Transferring the Mattering Model into Supported Housing and Home Support


    Part 2: Removing 'Expressive Behaviours' in Dementia Care - 10 Practice Recipes will be held in Edmonton, AB on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (room 2-140) from 11am to 5pm. You can register for Part 2 here. Attendance via video conference will also be available via the VC scheduler.


Wait list is available, email emily@iccer.ca for details. Registration for video conference sites still available on the VC scheduler. 


Funded in part by an Innovation grant from Alberta Health