About & Events


February 12th-16th: Consulting/speaking at The Waters communities in Minneapolis, MN

February 17th: Agreeing to Remember Dementia/Improv Workshop!

February 21st: Speaking at Kane Ross Regional Center in Pittsburgh, PA

February 23rd: Speaking at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA

March 15th: CEU event with Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA

April 11th, 12th, 14th: Staff training at Vincentian De Marillac in Pittsburgh, PA

April 26th: Training staff at Concordia of Fox Chapel in PA

May 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th: Teaching online on Virtual Senior Workshop

May 9th, 16th, 23rd: Teaching at Osher Lifelong Learning at CMU

May 15th: Keynote address at the annual Julian Gray Elder Law Conference in PA

May 17th: Speaking at Elmcroft Senior Living in PA

May 18th: Consulting with Penn Medicine Hospital in NJ

May 22nd, 30th: Training staff at ManorCare Peters Township in PA

May 29th: Training staff at UPMC Canterbury in Pittsburgh, PA

June: 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


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I have a Master’s in Gerontology from UNC Greensboro and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington. I’ve been working, interning, and volunteering in long-term care environments since 2005. Dementia care is my passion, and I’m always looking for new ways to connect with caregivers. My book on dementia care is the only book on the market about moving someone to a care community. It came out in November 2016 with Johns Hopkins University Press.

I’m available for consulting work, tips, advice, or just a chat on the phone. I live in Pittsburgh, PA, but I travel all over the country for speaking engagements and workshops!

Email me at rachael@dementiabyday.com for more information.


2018 Rachael headshot
Rachael Wonderlin (2018) photo by Renee Rabenold
Rachael Wonderlin (2017) photo by Alex Murphy