DementiAbility Atlantic Provinces Team Lead
Donna earned her degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and worked for 20 years in that field. After moving to Nova Scotia in 1999, she switched gears and has been following her passion by working and volunteering with people with dementia. She has worked in both long-term care and adult day program settings.
Since taking the DementiAbility Methods: The Montessori Way training, Donna has been passionate about implementing these principles. After becoming a DementiAbility certified instructor, she partnered with Gail Elliot as the Atlantic Canada DementiAbility lead to spread DementiAbility Methods throughout the region. Donna has since held DementiAbility sessions across Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and has helped dozens of facilities with their DementiAbility Methods implementation. She has also developed a line of DementiAbility Methods Montessori based activities to help long-term care homes and community organizations with their implementation that she sells through her website at keepingbusy.ca.