Jitka Zgola


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Jitka Zgola, OT(C), is a retired occupational therapist. She now contributes to the field as an author, educator, and advisor to those who care for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. She has worked with clients, professionals, and family care providers in direct service and administration and now lectures and consults nationally and internationally.

Ms. Zgola is the author of many articles and books pertaining to dementia, including Doing Things: A Guide to Activity Programming for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and Care That Works: A Relationships Approach to Persons with Dementia (both published by Johns Hopkins University Press).

In conjunction with Gilbert Bordillon, international food services and management consultant, she published Bon Appetit! The Joy of Dining in Long-Term Care (Health Professions Press). This book aims to reintroduce the flair of hospitality into senior services, bringing to their table nutritious, manageable, and tasty meals.