Bonnie Burman, ScD
Ohio Council For Cognitive Health
Bonnie K. Burman, Sc.D. is the President of The Ohio Council for Cognitive Health. The Council’s goal is to ensure that those impacted by cognitive impairment continue to live with meaning, purpose and joy. Previously, Dr. Burman served as the Director of the Ohio Department of Aging. Earlier in her career she was the Executive Director of the Pioneer Network, the national leader in culture change and person-centered care in long term care. She received her Sc.D. in Heath Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: By 2050, 13.8 million Americans over 65 will be living with dementia, and most will live in the community. To extend each person's ability to remain living in their homes, we must educate community members across all sectors, and professionals across the continuum about dementia.Methods: Dementia Friends (DF) is an international curriculum designed to increase awareness of dementia and create dementia inclusive communities. Transformation of communities can only occur through educational efforts delivered to specific community sectors. Standard DF educational content has been…