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800 GSW University Drive Americus, GA. 31709 January 29, 2018 To Whom It May Concern; This letter of recommendation is in support of Beth Dow. Ms. Dow and I have known each other for over ten years beginning when she provided leadership for the Southern Crescent CARENET. The CARENETs are volunteer coalitions operating under the umbrella of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. Ms. Dow proved to be an innovative and motivated leader of the CARENET. She orchestrated several events leading to strengthening the membership of the CARENET as well as their impact on caregivers in the region. After stepping down from this role at the CARENET due to an increase in her professional endeavors, Ms. Dow and I had an opportunity to work together again when the Rosalynn Carter Institute launched the Dealing with Dementia Program in 2015. Ms. Dow requested to become a DWD Trainer along with other members of the regional CARENETs. Knowing her impressive track record for serving caregivers, I was very pleased to include her in the program. Since becoming DWD Trainer in October 2015 she has proven to be an exception asset in the dissemination of the program. She provided workshops to more family and professional caregivers than any other DWD Trainer in Georgia. Further, her scores on evaluation sheets were always “Very Satisfied”. The DWD Workshops measures impact using reliable and valid instruments, the Alzheimer’s disease Knowledge Scale and the Caregiver Self-Efficacy Scale. The pre and post scores are compared to determine if the goal of improving scores has been met. Ms. Dow, without exception, reached statistical significance in improving scores on both instruments. Having observed Ms. Dow present a portion of the workshop in a recent focus group environment, I can whole heartedly recommend her for any training, education, or public speaking events. She is poised, engaging, professional, and well prepared to deliver important content in a convincing manner. If any questions remain regarding Ms. Dow, please do not hesitate to contact me at Gayle.Alston@GSW.EDU. Thank you,


Director: RCI Training Center for Excellence Program Manager: Dealing with Dementia Program

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