Dr. Heather McKay is improving the lives of those with dementia and their caregivers.
Dr. Heather McKay, Ph.D., OT/L, is an award-winning occupational therapist, dementia care specialist, consultant, and international trainer/speaker. Heather is passionate about helping healthcare providers and families provide the highest quality dementia care.
Through her own experience as a healthcare provider, leader, and researcher, Heather has developed an engaging, evidence-based training approach. Heather’s training approach guides dementia caregivers through their toughest dementia care challenges. Her experience as a family caregiver has provides a foundation of understanding and relatability that engages diverse audiences into the evolving dementia conversation.
In 2016, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America named Heather “Dementia Care Professional of the Year” for her dedication to serving individuals living with dementia, their families, professionals, and her community.
Education in Dementia Care
Through her action-oriented training programs, Heather weaves together solid evidence and team learning into an effective style. Heather’s methods transform the way people understand and interact with people living with dementia. For several decades, Heather has been educating front-line staff, community leaders, and families in innovative methods.
Heather has also produced several widely distributed dementia care educational films. Her films are backed by the Armed Forces Veterans Homes Foundation and the National Association of State Veterans Homes.
Partnerships for Health
Heather’s passion for helping others and her tenacity to address today’s health challenges led her to Partnerships for Health. Partnerships for Health forms a guidepost by which family members, organizations, and professionals can access the most up-to-date skills and methodologies in dementia.
Specialized education, customized consultations, and evidence-based research help caregivers utilize key skills in dementia care.
Heather works with Partnerships for Health, industry peers, and dementia caregivers to form a united front against dementia.
Join Heather and Partnerships for Health in the evolution of dementia care.