Jody Krainer

Dementia Diagnostic Clinic Network Manager

School of Medicine and Public Health l Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute

Hometown: La Crosse, WI

Jody is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that practiced at a large medical and behavioral healthcare system in Waukesha for twenty years. She also has advance education and experience in business and worked as an administrator in a large community based nonprofit in the inner city of Milwaukee for six years. Jody joined the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute in 2016 as the Dementia Diagnostic Clinic Network Manager.

Talks:

  • The presentation will discuss the basics about Alzheimer’ disease and related dementias. In addition, there will be a review of the risk factors and strategies to minimize risk.
  • The presentation will look at communication strategies that can be helpful when interacting with someone living with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.
  • The presentation will look at complex behaviors that can occur with Alzheimer’s disease. The discussion will also review strategies to increase the effectiveness of care when such behaviors are prevalent.
  • The presentation will provide an overview of the factors related to physical and mental health effects of caregiving for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, there will be a review of warning signs and risk factors for caregiver burnout, as well as the strategies to minimize caregiver burden and burnout.
  • The presentation will provide an overview of the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias for those living with an intellectual disability (ID). In addition, strategies to screen for dementia for those living with ID will be discussed.
  • The presentation will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • The presentation will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease. As well as, discuss key communication tips and behavior strategies to use when providing acute healthcare services to someone living with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • The presentation will provide an overview Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, the cognitive, functional, and behavioral changes that often occurs with probable Alzheimer’s disease will be reviewed, as well as strategies for managing the changes in outpatient healthcare.
  • The presentation will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as discuss the benefits of early detection for the person, their support system, the healthcare system, and their healthcare provider.