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Hello!  It's Brenda Gurung (she, hers), CDP, CMDCP, CNA, EMBA: I'm the Founder and Educator for Be Growth Dementia Education.  I'm a credentialed dementia specialist, with a focus on proactive interventions for behavioral expressions, communication strategies and empowering direct-caregiving methods.

I am honored to have been a Forbes Health Advisory Board Member for 2022-2023.

I serve as a volunteer Community Educator for the Alzheimer's Association, having facilitated 200+ workshops for families and professionals.  And I've served in senior living almost 15 years. 

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Forbes Health Advisory Board

Workshops & Experience

Workshop Venues

  • Rocky Mountain Conference on Dementia

  • Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Conference

  • Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Living Well with Dementia

  • Colorado Activities Professionals Association

  • Sinceri Senior Living

  • Gen-Care Lifestyle Senior Living

  • Thriving During COVID-19

  • Eldergrow 

  • A Place for Training

  • Mary Elaine Petrucci's Caregiver Conference

  • St Johns County Council on Aging

  • and more: comprehensive list available


  • Certified Independent Consultant through Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care, 2018, 2021-2022

  • Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP)

  • Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional (CMDCP)

  • Memory Bridge

  • Boulder County AAA: Project Visibility Trainer (inclusivity for LGBT seniors)

  • Alzheimer's Association Volunteer Community Educator

  • Certified Eden Alternative Associate

  • Naomi Feil's Validation Method

  • Forbes Health Advisory Board, 2022

  • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment: assisted living and memory care consultant

  • Colorado Gerontological Society: Colorado Assisted Living Administrator Training

  • and more

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