Joyce Simard


Joyce Simard, MSW, is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, and a private geriatric consultant. She's been involved in long-term care for 37 years serving as Alzheimer’s specialist for healthcare companies providing services in skilled nursing homes, assisted living communities and hospice organizations. Ms. Simard has written numerous articles and chapters in healthcare books. Her books include “The Magic Tape Recorder”, a book for children about Alzheimer’s disease and “The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia”. Professor Simard has implemented Namaste Care in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Iceland and the Netherlands funded by various grants to study the outcomes of Namaste Care on residents, staff and families. In January of 2013, Provider Magazine recognized her as one of “20 To Watch” for her leadership and commitment to improving the lives of residents in long-term care facilities.