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Amy E. Matthews


Amy MatthewsAmy Matthews is a consummate champion for people suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease or some other form of cognitive impairment. A skilled professional in the area of dementia care, she capped off her thirteen-year career with the Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association serving as Associate Director for Education and Training.

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Donna Vallario


Donna VallarioDonna Vallario has been a tireless advocate for the elderly for her entire professional career, having served in the capacities of Director of Adult Day Care and Memory Care Director with prominent adult-care organizations such as the Atria, Briarcliff Manor, New York, and Wartburg, Mt. Vernon, New York.

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Kerry C. Mills


Kerry mills engaging alzheimersKerry Mills has earned recognition in the field of Alzheimer’s care as a former New York Regional Manager for a pioneering group in the study and implementation of best care practices for people with dementia.

Kerry has appeared on PBS’ The News Hour with Paul Solman as well as CBS television with Dr. Max Gomez and is a frequent speaker at Leading Age conferences.

Most recently, Kerry’s second book, Serving Residents With Dementia: Transformative Care Strategies for Assisted Living Providers, was released by HC Pro and in 2014, Kerry co-authored the award winning book, I Care – A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia.

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Jennifer Brush


Jennifer BrushJennifer 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.  She is a nationally recognized speech-language pathologist known for her work in the areas of memory and swallowing interventions for people with dementia.

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