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Sandra Stimson

Sandra Stimson is the Executive Director for Alternative Solutions in Long Term Care www.activitytherapy.com. Sandra has had years of experience in the healthcare field including running caregiver support groups for many years.  She has held several positions as Activity Director, Assistant Administrator and Dementia Unit Director. Sandra's expertise is in the area of dementia unit development.  Sandra is also the Executive Director of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners www.nccdp.org which advocates that all healthcare professionals are trained in the area of dementia, with a minimum training of 8 hours, and ongoing training while working with dementia clients.

Often, as nursing home residents decline, they lose the ability to communicate. Sadly, this is a time when families stop visiting as often because they don’t know what to say or how to make the visits meaningful. more

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