Presentations

Joyce Simard is a sought after speaker for a wide range of organizations. Ms. Simard has spoken for activity director organizations, at medical conferences, for home health organizations, and for home based healthcare companies throughout the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Iceland, and Scotland. Many of her speaking engagements provide continuing education credits and are sponsored as marketing events for healthcare companies.

Namaste Care is offered as a keynote presentation, a break-out session, or an all-day workshop. Reviews of Joyce's presentations have consistently been excellent and feedback from conference organizers is available upon request.

Speaking about quality of life for people with dementia is the main topic Joyce speaks about. She is committed to helping people live - not just exist - throughout the disease process. Engaging in meaningful activities is one way to help people live, and she has three programs that will help accomplish this. "The Memory Enhancement Program" is for people with mild memory loss and is useful in day programs, traditional assisted living, and independent living organizations. "The Club" is a program of continuous activities that has proven to produce very positive outcomes that include reducing falls, decreasing or eliminating the use of antipsychotics, and increasing staff and family satisfaction. In a new presentation titled "Making the Sunset as Good as the Sunrise," Joyce talks about the importance of making end-of-life decisions before a crisis occurs.

Joyce is also able to develop presentations that are based on the "message" the sponsoring organization wants to deliver. Her presentations always conclude with something that leaves an impression on the audience; a funny rendition of "When I Grow Old" or a touching DVD showing a Namaste Care program. Laughing or tearful, the audience leaves with something to take away with them.