In this one-hour presentation, individuals will develop an understanding of current dementias, assessment and diagnosis, effective communication strategies, and management and care planning. Additionally, arts-based approaches will be shared and explored by participants.
This presentation meets the annual training requirement for health care professionals who have direct patient interactions with individuals with Dementia.
Presented by: Jeffrey Wolfe, MM, MT-BC
Recorded on: Friday, March 3rd, 2023, 9am-10am CT
Cost: $25 or $35 with 1 CEU | Groups of 5 – $125 or $175 with 1 CEU
Meet Your Presenter:
Jeff is a neurologic music therapist (fellow/affiliate) with over a decade of experience designing and growing creative arts therapy programs and providing treatment for children, teens, and adults, and nearly two decades working in early childhood and music program development. He is a founding member, administrator, and previous director of Kids Town Child Development Center in Brunswick, Ohio.
Jeff approaches service delivery from a holistic and neuroscience framework, that encourages people to embrace their creativity, strengths, and drive their care through informed decisions, artistic interests, and relationship development. He believes that creativity is a necessary pathway to access and maintain health, and that equitable access to the arts creates healthier communities. Jeff has a long history of helping individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional development, social skills, and physical rehabilitation. He specializes in working with individuals with Aphasia, Dementia, Neurodivergent individuals, and cult survivors.
In addition to his role at ITA, he is a local university lecturer, regional speaker, researcher, and an author. Jeff’s publications include the topics of Music Therapy for social skill development (Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment), creating effective care teams, and music intervention and Dementia. Jeff has chaired boards and committees within the American Music Therapy Association and the Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association, and volunteers on local mental health task forces and community working groups.
Jeff’s hobbies and personal wellness practices include drumming, adventures on Lake Michigan, camping amongst the stars, and DIY/woodworking.