Dr. John Zeisel is the co-founder and CEO of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care and an internationally known expert on dementia care and treatment innovations. With Hearthstone’s senior leadership team, Dr. Zeisel has used his experience and insights over the years to create the _I’m Still Here®_approach, the principles of which underpin our care philosophy as well as the Institute training programs for caregivers and staff.
John is the author of I’m Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer Care and of numerous academic and popular articles about treatment alternatives that do not rely on conventional pharmaceutical therapy to be effective.
John presents a community TV show entitled Hopeful Aging where he interviews researchers, politicians, medical professionals, journalists and artists committed to improving the lives of people with cognitive issues.
John earned a PhD at Columbia University and a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He serves on committees for the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association, the New York City Office for the Aging’s Alzheimer’s unit, the International Healthcare Institute, and the Center for Health Design.
John has published research related to the needs of seniors and those with cognitive issues, including post-occupancy evaluations and policy research studies. His active leadership and industry involvement for over two decades has resulted in award-winning design and planning guidebooks, successful housing developments, award-winning prototype facilities, and books and articles used internationally by developers, designers and service providers.