Kieun Kwon - Associate Director of Dementia Services

Kieun Kwon - Associate Director of Dementia ServicesMy name is Kieun. I am Director of Dementia Services at Runwood Homes and a member of the Dementia Services Team with responsibility for an allocated number of homes in that capacity. In a wider role I visit homes to meet the relatives of residents and facilitate the recruitment of ‘Dementia Friends’ on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society.

I have been working in the field of dementia for more than 15 years and have a variety of qualifications in dementia care. My background in teaching and Fine Art allows me to use those skills within our homes. This includes the decorating and signage in new homes and the creation of themed cafes within the homes to create friendly and homely environments in which families can meet with other family members and their resident relatives. I am also a Sonas tutor which means that I work with people who have communication difficulties associated with dementia, through multi-sensory and non pharmacological means to enhance the quality of life of hose living with dementia.

My qualifications and experience suit my being a member of the Dementia Services Team where I am able to train and monitor care staff in delivering real person centred care.