Dr Stefanie Becker is the Director of Alzheimer Switzerland. A trained psychologist and gerontologist, she holds a PhD in Psychology from the Karl-Ruprechts University of Heidelberg in Germany. Since more than 20 years she has been working on the question of stabilising and promoting quality of life for people with dementia. Former employers in the field of Gerontology were the German Centre for Research on Ageing and the research group of Psychogeriatrics at the Centre of Mental Health - a psychiatric clinic (DE) Germany, as well as director of the Institute of Aging at .the University of Applied Sciences in Bern (CH). She has also worked with professional caregivers in providing stress management assistance and training. In addition, she has handled several consultancy projects, such as developing and implementing dementia strategy and concepts in different nursing homes and a hospital, developing curricula for training caregivers, designing specialised dementia care units and quality evaluation in different gerontological fields. In Switzerland, she held the presidency of the Swiss Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics from 2012-2016 and was founder and chief editor of the bilingual (German-French) journal of “Applied Gerontology”. Stefanie is member of different strategic board, like the Swiss national platform on dementia.
Stefanie Becker joined the Alzheimer Europe Board in 2016.
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Website: Association Alzheimer Suisse