Dr. Zeisel is the President of Hearthstone and an internationally known expert on dementia care and treatment innovations. He is the author of I’m Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer Care and of numerous articles about treatment alternatives that do not rely on conventional pharmaceutical therapy. His research and practice spanning more than two decades has resulted in award-winning design and planning guidebooks, successful developments, award-winning prototype facilities, as well as books and articles currently used by developers and service providers internationally.
Mr. Skrajner is the Director of Research and Innovation at Hearthstone. Mike oversees federally-funded clinical trials of non-pharmacological interventions for dementia. He also conducts internal research projects for Hearthstone to develop the evidence base for the company’s programs. As a senior faculty member of the Hearthstone Training Institute, Mike trains professionals and care providers nationally and globally on the I’m Still Here® Approach. Mr. Skrajner has written more than 11 peer-reviewed articles.
Mr. Gorzelle has extensive experience in non-pharmacological and clinical gerontological research, as well as the I’m Still Here® approach. Gregg has served as Principal Investigator on several studies funded by National Institute on Aging.
Gregg has co-authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, a manual on dementia programming, and a book chapter on assessment of persons with dementia. He has managed both federally- and privately-funded grants over the past 20 years.