About & Events


  • I wrote the only book on moving someone to a care community, and it’s published by Johns Hopkins University Press…I’m currently working on my second edition and my second book on dementia care!
  • I travel all over the country speaking, training, and consulting in dementia care. For a list of places I’ve worked with, check out my Senior Community page.
  • My hair is naturally dark blonde, but it’s also been purple and gray!
  • I have a Master’s in Gerontology from UNC Greensboro and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington.
  • You’ve probably seen my “16 Things I Would Want If I Got Dementia” list somewhere on social media.
  • If I “look young” to you, it’s because I am: I’m 29!
  • I’ve been working, interning, and volunteering in long-term care environments since 2005.
  • I was a professional film actress—agent and everything—when I was a kid.
  • Dementia care is my passion: you’re going to be hard-pressed to find anyone who loves working in this field more than I do.
  • I have been doing improv comedy for over eight years and sketch comedy for over three years. You’re welcome to check out some of my sketch comedy work, but know that it’s probably not safe for work…but I guess it depends where you work!
  • My friend Chris and I run a dementia care and improv comedy workshop. Learn more about that here.


Rachael Wonderlin
Photo with Shooz the cat
My book in Barnes & Noble
2018 speaking event + slightly-purple hair


BRiTE Mild Cognitive Impairment program every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Home Instead Senior Care of Bethel Park every other Tuesday

June 3rd-18th: Training staff and consulting for Caring Manoa, Honolulu, HI

June 23rd: Agreeing to Remember dementia/improv workshop, Pittsburgh, PA

August 15th: CEU event at Highland Park Care Center in Pittsburgh, PA

September 6th: Nursing school student training in Washington, PA

September 19th: Training staff at Hempfield Manor in Greensburg, PA

October 1st-4th: Chattanooga, TN consulting for an up-and-coming company

October 16th: SWPPA Annual Conference exhibitor in Canonsburg, PA

October 21st: Education Session at Hope Church in Pittsburgh, PA

October 29th: LeadingAge Conference in Philadelphia, PA

October 30th: Allegheny Area Agency on Aging Conference in Pittsburgh, PA

November 10th: Agreeing to Remember dementia/improv workshop in Pittsburgh

November 17th: American Case Management Conference speaker in Pittsburgh, PA

November 29th: Agreeing to Remember improv/dementia workshop in Beaver, PA

January 22nd: Webinar for Residential Hospice in Michigan

February 27th: Carnegie Mellon University lecture in Pittsburgh, PA