Judy Cornish is founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network (DAWN®) and creator of the DAWN Method®. She left her career in elder law in 2010 to work with people who are living with dementia and their families.
Her holistic approach incorporates research from neurology, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, and mindfulness, and the teachings of thought leaders such as Iain McGilchrist, Atul Gawande, Daniel Kahneman, Ellen Langer, Abraham Maslow, Eckart Tolle, and Mina Shaughnessy.
Her two books (The Dementia Handbook and Dementia With Dignity) take person-centered dementia care from theory to practice by teaching families and professionals how to provide strength-based dementia care.