Dementia Ally Strategies

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Some professionals are unsure about how to interact with a person who has dementia symptoms. We’ll start with some background on dementia types, progression, and treatments. Then we’ll walk you through how you can react to “looping,” how to redirect when they get worked up, and plenty of reminders of their personhood.

Speaking today is Marie Gress, a licensed master level social worker in Michigan with specialties in macro practice and older adults. She is the CEO and Chief Organization Development Specialist at KovirPage LLC, helping community-based non-profits increase their capacity and impact. She is the founder of WizeCove™, a professional development community for senior center personnel. She has worked with community-based grassroots non-profits formally for the past 11 years and specifically with those doing older adult services and senior centers for the last 6 years. More on her business at