Cathy Ciolek, PT, DPT, FAPTA, has been a physical therapist for over 30 years and provided geriatric care across the healthcare continuum including acute care, home health, outpatient, and SNF/rehab. She holds Board Certification as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist and has multiple certifications in aging and dementia care. She has been recognized as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of APTA, Lucy Blair Service Award, and the Joan M Mills awardee and serves as President of APTA Geriatric. Currently, Cathy is President of Living Well with Dementia®, LLC providing education and consultation to promote well-being and create positive expectations for aging adults. Additionally, Dr. Ciolek serves as a speaker and expert witness supporting person-centered care practices.
Financial: Cathy Ciolek has employment relationships with Living Well With Dementia, LLC and is a consultant with the American Health Care Association. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Cathy Ciolek is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Delaware Physical Therapy Association and the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.