Gail Elliot

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Gail Elliot, BASc, M.A., Gerontologist and Dementia Specialist, is the Founder and CEO of DementiAbility Enterprises, Inc., an online service connecting research with practice in the field of dementia to enhance functioning and provide meaningful engagement for people with dementia (www.DementiAbility.com). Previously Assistant Director at the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging at McMaster University (Ontario), she retired in 2012 to pursue the lifelong goal of changing the face of dementia by helping people live to their full potential. Resources and strategies developed by Elliot are used across Canada and internationally. Her DementiAbility and Communication courses are included in McMaster University’s Geriatric Certificate Program and she works closely with the Occupational Therapists Association of Hong Kong, Montessori Australia Foundation, and alongside colleagues in the United States. She is author of Montessori Methods for Dementia: Focusing on the Person in the Prepared Environment, Memory Aids for Dementia, Helping Me…Helping You: Practical Approaches for Caregivers, and she is the co-author of Checklist for Change: A Guide for Facilitating Culture Change in Long-Term Care. She is also the editor of many titles available in the Carry on Reading in Dementia series.