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Rosemary Bakker




Rosemary Bakker, MS, is a certified interior designer, gerontologist, author, and dementia design specialist. For 14 years, she was on academic staff in the Division of Geriatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College. Rosemary was the designer for The Apartment, a model residence in New York City for persons with dementia at The Alzheimer’s Foundation of New York. On a personal note, Rosemary was a caregiver to her mother, Arlene, who had Alzheimer’s disease. She understands first-hand how a dementia-friendly living space can increase the independence and well-being of persons with dementia while making caregiving less difficult and more fulfilling.