Dr. David Hart is a trained clinical mental health counselor with a decade of clinical experience working with people with dementia and their families. Dr. Hart was formerly the Director of Education at Alzheimer’s Family Services Center – a state-of-the-art adult day health care center affiliated with Hoag Hospital’s Neurosciences Institute. Currently, Dr. Hart is Director of Clinical Services at Hart 2 Heart Senior Services and a faculty member in the Department of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Hart is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
Under Dr. Hart’s leadership, Hart 2 Heart Senior Care provides “Memory Care” training to both family members and our caregiver employees utilizing strategies developed at Hoag Hospital to manage some of the more difficult behaviors frequently exhibited by patients with dementia. “Memory Care Tools” include specific communication techniques to redirect agitated and aggressive behaviors, in addition to activities that stimulate the patient cognitively, socially, physically, and spiritually.