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Laura E. Rice-Oeschger

Res Assoc II (Temp)

Laura E. Rice-Oeschger

Laura Rice-Oeschger, LMSW, has worked in dementia care since 1996 in a variety of capacities. She was the first Director of the UM Geriatrics Center Silver Club Memory Loss Programs prior to moving to California in 2000. During her tenure with the Alzheimer’s Association of Los Angeles, she was a clinical manager of early memory loss services and the grant funded Early Stage Initiative. The initiative designed, launched and evaluated new community based “Memory Clubs” in the Los Angeles region for adults with mild memory loss and their care partners. Laura is currently the Wellness Coordinator for the UM - Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) where she designs, implements and evaluates well-being based programming in the community. She continues as a program consultant to the UM Silver Clubs and facilitates the weekly Coffeehouse Mild Memory Loss Wellness Seminar series. Laura is a national and state presenter on memory, cognitive loss and wellness topics. She has professional training in mindfulness-based therapies and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society.

Education

Year Degree   School
1997 MSW Aging University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1996 BA Sociology, Music Minor Alma College, Alma

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