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Promoting Health, Well Being, and Quality of Life for Individuals with Dementia

Gina Tucker-Roghi, OTD, OTR/L, BCG

Gina has worked in geriatric practice throughout her career, specializing in the occupational needs of individuals with neurocognitive impairment and their caregivers. Gina developed The Abilities Care Approach(TM), an abilities-based dementia program for inter-professional healthcare teams in skilled nursing facilities. The program promotes health, well-being, and quality of life for individuals with dementia. Gina provides education and consultation to healthcare practitioners and facilities on the implementation of evidence-based best practices for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Gina has presented nationally on her work and the Abilities Care Approach has been implemented at facilities around the country.

With over twenty years of experience as a manager and leader within health care organizations, Gina empowers therapists to collaborate with key stakeholders and advocate for the needs of older adults within their organizations.