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Working experiences

v. Annette Johannesen 

Curriculum Vitae

Annette Johannesen f. 1949



Master of Science in Occupational Therapy,

Queen Margaret University College (QMUC); Edinburgh, 2004


Specialist OT in Gerontology, 2004


Consultancy training and certification by the County of Funen , 1992


Certified as a teacher for adults, Ministry of Internal Affairs, 1977


Authorised as an Occupational Therapist, Copenhagen, 1972 


Working experiences and research

Since 1985 taken active part in the development of the present model of Danish Elderly Care.

Developed a model of early intervention and special support for persons with dementia.

Research in gerontology on coping strategies with frailty in old age. Download dissertation


For one year (1996-97) working in Japan as an expert of dementia care.

From 2000-2011 working at the Danish Knowledge Centre on Ageing.

In 2007 invited to Japan by the Japanese government, joining the “Civil Society Groups Development Programme”. See Certificate


Presently on contract with the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs as a specialist, treating persons with dementia and violent behaviour (BPSD). Read about VISO here


 In 2011 author of a book called: “When I grow old...?” concerning healthy ageing. See more here


Today Annette Johannesen mainly works in ABLE, a private consulting service,  

  1. Advising senior citizens about successful ageing, and
  2. Teaching care staff to  cope with old people with aggressive behaviour, due to their dementia.


  Annette Johannesen   -   Lille Eng 3A,1   -   5700 Svendborg   -   Mobil 2142 7485   -   aj@able.dk

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