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Briana Kohlbrenner


Briana Kohlbrenner is a social worker, currently serving as the project director at the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence. She focuses primarily on geriatric-related programming, including the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant. In this role, Briana provides education around improving skills for the healthcare workforce in serving older adults, especially those living with dementia. She received her bachelor's in social work from the University of Vermont and her master's in social work from the University of Denver, with a specialization in aging services and policy.

Briana is a certified trainer of the Virtual Dementia Tour through Second Wind Dreams. She is also certified through the Eden Associate Training program, broadening her perspective on person-centered care through the Eden Alternative model. Briana currently serves on the Colorado Alzheimer's Disease and Related Diseases Advisory Committee.

Prior to working at the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Briana worked as a case manager, serving adults with intellectual disabilities in Burlington, Vermont, at the Howard Center.

Briana uses her social work framework to apply a lens of advocacy, trauma-informed care, and social justice to all her work.

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Reframing Dementia Behaviors for Effective Communication (Recorded Webinar)

Presented by Briana Kohlbrenner, MSW, LSW

Reframing Dementia Behaviors for Effective Communication (Recorded Webinar)

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Video Runtime: 178 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 20 Minutes

Dementia refers to a series of symptoms associated with cognitive decline and a loss in thinking and processing skills. Many different diseases cause dementia, with Alzheimer's disease being the most common as well as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Improved awareness of the sensory challenges of dementia leads to better communication and more effective care. This course provides an overview of the different forms and stages of dementia, exploring the sensory changes that occur as someone progresses in the disease. With an understanding of the sensory changes, participants will learn to reframe the behaviors typically associated with dementia and learn skills to communicate and intervene with patients more effectively.

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Nov 16, 2021

Reframing Dementia Behaviors for Effective Communication

Presented by Briana Kohlbrenner

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