Articles By and About Jennifer Brush

Jennifer Brush has authored a wealth of resources for those who want to develop dementia care competence.

Muistimontessorin Avulla Parempaa Vanhusten Hoitoa
Appeared in Suomen Montessoriliiton Vuosijulkaisu, 2021 | Written by Susan Wilander | In Finnish

Kvinesdal Har Landets Forste Montessi Sykehjem
From NYhetter, June 2022 | Written by Daniel Tonnessen | In Norwegian

Montessori For Eldre Og Mennesker Med Demens
Published in Montessori Magasinet in Norway, 2022 | In Norwegian

20Q: Incorporating Montessori into Speech-Language Pathology Practice, (2022).

Using the Montessori Philosophy to Support Individuals Living with Dementia
MEMO (A Finnish Magazine), March 2021, pages 4–7. Brush, J. (2021).

Intergenerational Montessori Program for Adults with Memory Concerns.
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1090-1099. Bourgeois, M. & Brush, J. (2021).

Meaningful Engagement Through Montessori
Provider, December 1. Brush, J. & Benigas, J. (2019)

The Montessori Approach: Purposeful living in memory care.
LeadingAge Magazine, March-April 8(2), Brush, J. Simons, C, & Van Y, R. (2018)

Implementation of the Montessori program in assisted living:  positive outcomes and challenges.
Journal of Nursing Home Research, Brush, J., Douglas, N., & Bourgeois, M. (2018)

Person-centered, skilled services using a Montessori approach for persons with dementia.
Seminars in Speech and Language, 39(03): 223-230, Douglas, N., Brush, J., & Bourgeois, M. (2018)

Negotiating risky preferences in nursing homes: A case study of the Rothschild person centered care planning approach.
Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Behrens, L., Van Haitsma, K., Brush, J., Boltz, M., Volpe, D. & Kolanowksi, A. (2017)

Interprofessional Interventions for Participation and Quality of Life.  Hickey, Bourgeois & Brush.  In Dementia: Person-Centered Assessment and Intervention.  Edited by Hickey & Bourgeois (2018)

Honoring Individual Choice in Long-Term Residential Communities When it Involves Risk.
Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 42 (8), 12-17.  Calkins, C. & Brush, J. (2016)

Will You Still Need Me When I’m 64, or 84, or 104? The Importance of Speech-Language Pathologists in Promoting the Quality of Life of Aging Adults in the United States into the Future.
Seminars in Speech and Language, 37(3), 185-200. Bourgeois, Brush, Douglas, Khayum, & Rogalski. (2016)

Person Centered Care and Resident Choice: 6 Steps to Giving Elders a Voice in Their Care
Long Term Living Magazine, see page 24, Brush & Calkins (2016)

Join the Revolution: How Montessori for Aging and Dementia Care Can Change Long Term Care
Seminars in Speech and Language, Bourgeois, Brush, Elliot & Kelly (2015)

Developing a Signage System that Supports Wayfinding and Independence for Persons with Dementia
Canadian Nursing Home, Brush, Camp, Bohach & Gertsberg (2015)

A Process for Care Planning for Resident Choice
The Hulda B. and Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation. Calkins, Schoeneman, Brush, & Mayer (2014)

Coaching Care Partners Who Support Loved Ones with MCI
Perspectives on Gerontology, vol. 19, 50-56. Mills & Brush. (2014)

Using Spaced Retrieval to Effectively Treat Dysphagia in Clients With Dementia
Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, vol. 21 no. 3 96-104. Camp, Antenucci, Brush, & Slominski (2012)

Development and Evaluation of the Environment and Communication Assessment Toolkit (ECAT) with Speech-Language Pathologists
Seminars in Speech and Language. Bruce, C., Brush, J., Sanford, J., & Calkins, M. (2013)

Using the Environment to Support Communication and Foster Independence in People with Dementia: A review of case studies in long term care settings
Kirtland, OH: I.D.E.A.S., Inc. Brush, J., Fleder, H., & Calkins, M. (2012)

Evaluating and Modifying the Communication Environment for People with Dementia
Perspective in Gerontology. Brush, J., Sanford, J., Fleder, Bruce, C., & Calkins, M. (2011)

Improving the Quality of Care in Long Term Care
Perspectives on Gerontology. Calkins, M., & Brush, J. (2009)

Everyone Has a Voice in Environmental Upgrades
Long Term Living, March. Brush, J., Allen, D., Joffe, S., Kator, M., Miller, H., & Wyatt, A. (2009)

Evidence-Based Long-Term Care Design
Neurorehabilitation 25(3). Calkins, M., & Brush, J. (2009)

Cognitive Impairment, Wayfinding, and the Long Term Care Environment
Perspectives on Gerontology, 13 (2), 65-73. Brush, J.A., & Calkins, M. (2008)

Creating Home and Building Community II: The Urban Experience
Long Term Living, September, 56-62. Brush, J.A., Calkins, M., Kator, M., Wyatt, A., & Miler, H. (2008)

Environmental Interventions & Dementia: Enhancing Mealtimes in Group Dining Rooms
The AHSA Leader, June. Brush, J.A. & Calkins, M.P. (2008)

Recognizing Dysphagia at Meals
Nursing Homes Long Term Care Management, 56 (10), 48-56. Brush, J.A. (2007)

Nutritional and Dysphagia Services for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease
The ASHA Leader, May 23. Brush, J.A., Slominski, T., & Bocsko, F. (2006)

Perceived Functioning of a Nursing Home Resident
Journal of Communication Disorders, 26 (5), 379-394. Brush, J.A., Threats, T., & Calkins, M. (2003)

Designing for Dining
Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly, 4 (1), 73-76. Calkins, M., & Brush, J. (2003)

Using the Environment to Improve Intake in People with Dementia
Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly, 3 (4), 330-338. Brush, J. A., Meehan, R. A., & Calkins, M. P. (2002)

Designing for Dining: The Secret of Happier Mealtimes
Journal of Dementia Care, 10 (2), 24-26. Calkins, M. P & Brush, J.A. (2002)

Improving Dining for People with Dementia
Publications in Architecture and Urban Planning Research. Milwaukee, WI: School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Brush, J. A. (2001)

An Overview of AIDS Dementia Complex
American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias,16 (4), 225-229. Meehan, R. A. & Brush, J. A. (2001)

Effective Interventions for Persons with Dementia: Using Spaced Retrieval and Montessori Techniques
ASHA Special Interest Division 2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 8 (4), 17-21. Brush, J. A., & Camp, C. J. (1999)

Spaced Retrieval During Dysphagia Therapy: A Case Study
Clinical Gerontologist, 19 (1), 96-99. Brush, J. A., & Camp, C. J. (1998)

Using Spaced Retrieval as an Intervention During Speech-Language Therapy Sessions
Clinical Gerontologist 19, (2), 51-64. Brush, J. A., & Camp, C. J. (1998)

Review of the Functional Linguistic Communication Inventory
In J.C Impara & B.S. Plake (Eds.), The Thirteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook (pp. 444-445). Lincoln, Nebraska: The University of Nebraska Press. Camp, C. J., & Brush, J. A. (1998)

Jennifer Brush has authored a wealth of resources for those who want to develop dementia care competence.

“Thank you for helpful ideas to make practical changes to the residents' environment to increase successful Activities of Daily Living interactions. I liked the idea of contrast bathroom wall color to toilets, towels, etc. to assist residents to distinguish between objects in their environment.”

“Jennifer makes the point that lighting, noise, and contrast are important contributors to food intake and participation in daily life. She makes excellent suggestions for enhancing the inclusion of older individuals in daily activities.”

“Great ideas for promoting best environment for patients to have best success during mealtimes.”