Beth Spencer, MA, MSW '83, 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. Spencer is co-author of "Coping With Behavior Change in Dementia: A Family Caregiver’s Guide, 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 a lecturer 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 U-M Geriatrics Center and is co-owner of Whisp Publications.
|(734) 998-9352||(734) firstname.lastname@example.org||UMHS Turner Senior Resource Center|
2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
|(734) 615-2105||(734) 763-3372||B660-28 SSWB||UM School of Social Work|
Hartford Academic Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work
1080 S. University,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|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|
Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Spencer, B., Kwak, M., Scherrer, K., Allen, R., & Campbell, R. (2013). The couples life story approach: a dyadic intervention for dimentia. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 56(3), 237-254.
Spencer, B., Robinson, A., & Curtin, C. (2008). Developing Meaningful Connections with People with Dementia: A Manual for Staff Training. Training Manual and DVD. State of Michigan, Department of Community Health.
Madeo, A., Feld, S., & Spencer, B. (2008). Ethical and practical challenges raised by an adult day program’s caregiver satisfaction survey. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 23(5), 423-429.