Virginia Moore is an occupational therapist who has worked for more than twelve years with the Brightwater Care Group (Western Australia) which provides services to people with disabilities in residential-care facilities and in their homes. Virginia is the dementia services consultant and manager of specialist support services. In this role she provides expert consulting and support to a range of people, including those providing dementia care. Virginia has had extensive experience in the aged-care area including acute care, rehabilitation, and long-term care. She also spent several years as clinical coordinator and lecturer with Curtin University School of Occupational Therapy (Western Australia). In 1998 Virginia was the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship to travel to the UK and Scandinavia. Her area of special interest was an evaluation tool known as 'Dementia Care Mapping', the subject of this chapter.
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