Free webinar explains how to create a supportive environment for dementia

//Free webinar explains how to create a supportive environment for dementia

Free webinar explains how to create a supportive environment for dementia

More than any other question, I am asked how to make low-cost, simple changes to the environment.

The truth is, you don’t have a to have a huge remodeling budget to make changes to the care community that will help elders thrive.

We are thrilled to bring you this new FREE webinar sponsored by Linked Senior. I recorded it live, and now it’s available for you to listen to at any time. We’d love to hear what other topics you would be interested in, so please contact us and share your thoughts.

Let’s make things happen together!

Jennifer

How to Create a Supportive Environment for Older Adults and People with Dementia

Featuring Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP, Award-Winning Dementia Educator, Author and Consultant

The physical environment is an important tool that can help individuals engage in life and be independent. Older adults and people with dementia need special modifications to the home or long-term care environment to assist them in functioning at their best possible level. In this video presentation, you will learn how to incorporate simple, low-cost, evidence-based design guidelines into your community to help residents thrive.

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About the Author:

Jennifer Brush
Jennifer A. Brush, M.A., CCC/SLP has been working for over 20 years to change the face of dementia care in hospitals, assisted living communities, nursing homes and home care. Prior to establishing her own practice, Jennifer served for many years as the Executive Director of IDEAS Institute, a nonprofit organization that improves the lives of older adults through the conduct of applied research. She is an international speaker and recognized speech-language pathologist known for her work in the areas of memory, swallowing, and environmental interventions for people with dementia. She has served as the Principal Investigator on applied research grants that have examined issues pertaining to dementia, hearing impairment, dining, dysphagia, and the long-term care environment. Her research and consulting in the area of environmental modifications has resulted in improved functioning for people with dementia. Jennifer offers interactive and educational presentations and coaching that help clients bridge the gap between current research findings and the care needs of people with dementia. Jennifer Brush is the co-author of four books: Creative Connections in Dementia Care™; I Care; Environment and Communication Assessment Toolkit™ (ECAT) and A Therapy Technique for Improving Memory: Spaced Retrieval. She is the author of Meal Time Matters and Meal Time Matters at Home, training programs that build nursing assistants' and home caregivers' skills related to dining, swallowing disorders, and safe feeding assistance. Jennifer has authored over 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals, served as guest editor of the journals Seminars in Speech and Language and Perspectives in Gerontology, volunteered as Chair of Professional Development in Gerontology for the American Speech Language Hearing Association Special Interest Group, and was an editorial reviewer for SpeechPathology.com. Jennifer is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Jennifer is honored to be appointed by the Executive Director of AMI to serve as an inaugural member of the Advisory Group for Montessori for Aging and Dementia. This group is responsible for writing the AMI standards for Montessori dementia programs. Jennifer presented her research in the area of dementia at the first international conference for Montessori environments for dementia in Sydney, Australia in 2014, and spoke at the annual AMI meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2015. She will return to Sydney in November, 2015 to speak about creating supportive environments for the aging.
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