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Hemal Joshi


Enhancing Care Program Clinician

Alzheimer Society of York Region, Vaughan

Experience and Background

Hemal is the Senior Social Worker/Clinical Team Lead at the Alzheimer Society of York Region. She has been providing service to South Asian communities since 2012. Hemal’s commitment to expanding the Enhancing Care Program to include a Mindfulness Program using the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction model demonstrates her initiative, leadership and responsiveness to meeting the diverse needs of care partners in York Region.

Hemal Joshi

Hemal’s Reflections on the Enhancing Care for Ontario Care Partners Program

The CARERS program gives “hope” to care partners; they learn that they can only change and modify their responses (not those of the person living with dementia) and are able to practice their communication skills using simulation in the group.

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