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Jennifer Brush MA, CCC/SLP

Ms. Brush 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. Passionate about enriching the lives of people with dementia, she is on a mission to put the focus of care on the person's preferences, interests and abilities. With her 25 years of industry experience, including leading countless live national and international trainings, facilitating ground-breaking research, and managing innovative person-centered care projects for The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation, Ms. Brush flawlessly bridges the gap between care communities and the individuals they serve. She is widely known for her revolutionary work in the Spaced Retrieval memory intervention, pioneering this area of study and publishing two books on the subject.

Examples of Ms. Brush's accomplishments include:

  • Has served as the Principal Investigator on applied research grants that have examined issues pertaining to aging and dementia.
  • The author of five nationally-recognized books on dementia, including the silver-medal winning Creative Connections in Dementia Care and the gold-medal winning I Care.
  • Serves on the Association Montessori International Advisory Board for Montessori for Aging and Dementia; the only person in the US teaching this international program.


Spaced Retrieval Step by Step (1.50 hours)

Jennifer Brush MA, CCC/SLP and Jeanette Benigas Ph.D., CCC/SLP

Recommended Lecture Sequence:
  1. An Evidence-Based Memory Intervention (1.50 hours) - $44.93 -    - Buy Course

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  • Brush J, Mills KC. I Care: A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia. Bloomington, IN: Author Solutions; 2014.
  • Brush J, Calkins M, Bruce C, Sanford J. Environment & Communication Assessment Toolkit for Dementia Care. Towson, MD: Health Professions Press; 2012.
  • Brush J, ed. IDEAS for a Better Visit. Kirtland, OH: IDEAS Institute; 2002.
  • Brush J, Camp CJ. A Therapy Technique for Improving Memory: Spaced Retrieval. Cleveland, OH: Myers Research Institute; 1998.
  • Camp CJ, Brush JA. Review of the functional linguistic communication inventory. In: Impara JC, Plake BS, eds. The Thirteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook. Lincoln, NE: The University of Nebraska Press; 1998.
  • Benigas J, Brush J, Elliot G. Spaced Retrieval Step by Step: An Evidence-Based Memory Intervention. Towson, MD: Health Professions Press; 2016.
  • Norris K, Brush J. Creative Connections in Dementia Care: Engaging Activities to Enhance Communication. Towson, MD: Health Professions Press; 2015.

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