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Beth Spencer

LEO Lecturer I

Beth Spencer

Beth Spencer, MA, LMSW, has specialized in dementia care since the early 1980s.  She has worked with individuals with memory loss and their families in a variety of settings, including a diagnostic clinic, private practice and adult day programs.  Beth is co-author of Understanding Difficult Behaviors, Moving a Relative with Memory Loss: A Family Caregiver’s Guide, and Developing Meaningful Connections with People with Dementia: A Manual for Staff Training. Currently she is project manager for the Hartford Academic Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and Co-Investigator of the Couples Life Story Project.  She also counsels caregivers and individuals with memory loss through the UM Geriatrics Center.

Research Interests/Focus

Improving quality of life in dementia care for individuals and their caregivers.

Continuing Education Programs

Consultant and Lecturer
Hartford Academic Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work, University of Michigan

Research Project Manager and LEO Adjunct Lecturer
University of Michigan School of Social Work

Co-Investigator
Couples Life Story Project

Contact Information

PhoneFaxEmailRoomAddress
(734) 998-9352(734) 998-9340elizspen@umich.eduUMHS Turner Senior Resource Center
2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 615-2105(734) 763-3372B660-28 SSWBUM School of Social Work
Hartford Academic Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work
1080 S. University,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Education

Year Degree   School
1983 MSW Social Work University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1980 MA English University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1974 MA Adult Education University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1973 Certificate Specialist in Aging Certificate University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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