President, TravALZ LLC
Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, FAAN is a nursing expert and leader in dementia care crafting award winning innovative programs to support people living with dementia and their family caregivers across the care continuum. Obtaining grant funding of over $3.5 million, Jan has pioneered unique dementia programs being used in Arizona, nationally and internationally. These programs include Dementia Care Paths, Best Practices for Dementia Care Management, Hospice Care for Dementia, Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia, Arts and Dementia; and the Native American Toolkit for Alzheimer’s disease. Most recently, Jan is on the forefront of the Dementia Friendly Community movement making Tempe, Arizona, the first Dementia Friendly Community in Arizona. Her new book, “Travel Well with Dementia” offers the first comprehensive guide to assist families and persons living with dementia to plan and execute successful travel. Jan is a noted speaker and author in the field of dementia and has received numerous state and national recognition awards for her work.