Fini & her dog Bouchie

Keep in Mind's developer and coach is Fini Shell.  Fini is certified in Cognitive Stimulation Therapy from Saint Louis University School of Medicine Gateway Geriatric Education Center. She is also certified as a Fit Minds® Cognitive Stimulation Coach. 


Fini has spent over 30 years in the education field, as a teacher and program designer for children with learning disabilities. She has been working with persons with Alzheimer's and other related Dementias for seven years, first, as a case manager and then as an activities program coordinator. It was in her capacity as an activities coordinator at an adult day center where she began to see the influence of the work she was doing through improved or sustained cognitive abilities and elder feedback.  Recognizing the effectiveness of the person-centered care approach (Fini is an Eden at Home associate), combined with her language program, she decided to expand her program and training to serve the wider community.  Fini has a passion for enriching peoples' lives.