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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.
|(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.