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NCCAP Montessori for Dementia Engagement Certification

By | 2018-02-02T15:54:29+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|aging, alzheimers, dementia. alzheimers, Montessori|

I am very excited to announce a new collaboration between The National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) and Brush Development Company.  We have  have partnered to offer health care professionals a Montessori for Dementia Engagement Certification. The Montessori for Dementia Engagement Certification curriculum provides a thorough introduction to using Montessori with elders and [...]

Montessori Practical Life Activities for Individuals with Dementia

By | 2017-07-13T12:33:54+00:00 July 13th, 2017|aging, alzheimers, dementia, dementia. alzheimers, Montessori|

Adapted from Getting Started with Montessori Volume 1 by Brush & Norris ((c) 2017 Brush Development Company) Dr. Montessori developed practical life activities to help children develop coordination, order, independence, and concentration. By developing those qualities, the child is able to get the most out of the learning experience.  There are four main areas [...]

Follow us in a 12 month journey as we find our way From Can’t to Can Do!

By | 2017-03-07T17:34:54+00:00 March 6th, 2017|aging, alzheimers, dementia, dementia. alzheimers, Montessori|

Learn how Brush Development is working alongside staff and residents to implement meaningful change We are off and running with a lot of progress in several areas of our Montessori project at Clark Retirement Community this month! Research First, our researchers, Natalie Douglas, PhD, Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, and students from Central Michigan University working [...]

An Unsung Hero…The Family Caregiver

By | 2016-10-31T15:03:26+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|alzheimers, care partner, caring, dementia, dementia. alzheimers, love, loved one, Uncategorized|

This week I welcome Vicki Tapia as a guest blogger, family care partner, and advocate for people with dementia.    By Vicki Tapia: In 2004, my father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s-related dementia and a few months later, my mother with Alzheimer’s disease. That was the year I became a caregiver. While my parents didn’t reside with me, [...]

New Online Training Available to Help Navigate Neurocognitive Disorders

By | 2016-10-31T15:03:26+00:00 October 20th, 2015|aging, alzheimers, communication, dementia, dementia. alzheimers, healthcare professionals, online learning, personalized training, Uncategorized|

As health care professionals, our role is to collaborate with older adults, to help them fill-in the gaps of their abilities and to help them succeed at doing what they want to do. Brush Development Company is offering a new 12-hour online, one-on-one private course that invites, encourages and challenges speech-language pathologists and other health [...]

I Care Inspires Care Partners of People with Dementia

By | 2016-10-31T15:03:26+00:00 October 19th, 2015|alzheimers, behaviors, care partner, caring, communication, dementia, dementia. alzheimers, Kerry Mills, Living with Purpose, loved one, Uncategorized|

Fear, frustration and stress – Being a care partner of a loved one with dementia is physically and emotionally difficult, but help and support are available. I Care: A Handbook for Care Partners of People With Dementia, written by Jennifer Brush and Kerry Mills, provides caregivers a sense of hope and inspiration to make the [...]

First long-term Care Community in Argentina to Complete Montessori Training

By | 2016-10-31T15:03:28+00:00 October 16th, 2015|aging, alzheimers, dementia, dementia. alzheimers, Living with Purpose, long term care, Montessori, Uncategorized|

Congratulations to the staff at Fundacion Nuevo Hohar LeDor VaDor for enthusiastically completing their first Montessori for Dementia workshop. Approximately 35 staff members from a large Jewish home for the aged in Buenos Aires spent time in intense training with me in September. As I reflect on my time with the staff, I can’t help [...]

Jennifer Brush Featured in ASHA Leader Article about Helping People with Dementia Eat the Foods They Love

By | 2016-10-31T15:03:28+00:00 October 14th, 2015|aging, alzheimers, dementia, dementia. alzheimers, dysphagia, long term care, nutrition|

Jennifer Brush was recently featured in an article from the October 2015 issue of ASHA Leader, published by the American Speech and Hearing Association. In the article, entitled “Stepping Up to the Plate,” Jennifer was interviewed about her person-centered approach to helping older adults with dementia find ways to enjoy the foods they love while [...]

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