Podcasts

Podcast: Integrating Spaced Retrieval Techniques into Intervention

Do you know how to help people with cognitive deficits remember key pieces of information? In this episode, we talk with dementia care educator and author Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP, about how to integrate the spaced retrieval technique, an errorless learning strategy, into rehabilitation treatment plans for individuals living with dementia and other cognitive impairments. We will talk about the steps to perform spaced retrieval, how to implement it in patient-centered care, and the research showing its benefit.

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Living an Abundant Life: Montessori for Aging

Learn how this community creates an abundant life for people living with dementia by using the Montessori philosophy. Lutheran Senior Life, Passavant community worked with Jennifer Brush to dramatically change the approach to care of those with dementia.


Evergreen House Virtual Tour

Brush Development is very proud of the design guidance we provided to help create The Village at Summerville’s new memory support neighborhood, Evergreen House. Take a look at this uniquely designed supportive environment using the Montessori for Aging and Dementia philosophy – one of the first one of its kind in the nation to be built from the ground up!


Making a Positive Impact on People with Dementia

Original Date: November 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has created significant challenges for those living with dementia. This is especially true for residents with dementia in senior living communities. So while it’s important for all of us to acknowledge COVID-19’s impact on our personal and professional lives, we can’t forget our patients.

As dementia progresses, memories of facts and the ability to process complex thoughts fade; but feelings such as happiness, love, frustration, and sensing respect remain. The best “treatment” we have for dementia is socialization and elimination of boredom. Learn how to go about this.

This webinar provides:

  • Evidence-based strategies for engaging people with dementia in a meaningful, person-centered way
  • Keys to creating a dementia-friendly environment and supporting older adult independence

We are joined by Jennifer Brush, M.A., CCC-SLP, a Fulbright Specialist and award-winning dementia care author and consultant. Jennifer is on a mission to put the focus of care on the person’s preferences, interests, and abilities.


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

Recorded Live Free Webinar Sponsored by Linked Senior featuring Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP, an award-winning Dementia Educator, author and consultant.

The physical environment is an important tool for helping individuals to 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 presentation you’ll learn how to incorporate simple, low cost evidence-based design guidelines into your community to help residents thrive.


Redesigning Dementia Care using the Montessori Philosophy

Montessori for Aging and Dementia is an approach to life that supports each individual in engaging in their community in a purposeful way.


Montessori Approach in Action

Montessori for Aging and Dementia is an approach to life that supports each individual in engaging in their community in a purposeful way. Watch how Clark Retirement has successfully implemented this program with the help of Jennifer Brush.


A Step by Step Guide to Spaced Retrieval

This proven memory-training strategy allows people to learn and store important information so that, with practice, it can be easily accessed and retrieved. Very helpful for those with dementia.