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. She is a nationally recognized speech-language pathologist known for her work in the areas of memory and swallowing interventions for people with dementia.
She has served as the Principal Investigator on applied research grants that have examined issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS dementia, hearing impairment, dining, dysphagia, and the long-term care environment.
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 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. In addition, she is the primary author of the Environment and Communication Assessment Toolkit™ (ECAT) and A Therapy Technique for Improving Memory: Spaced Retrieval.
Jennifer has authored over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, served as guest editor of Seminars in Speech and Language, 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.