Jody Krainer, MSW, LCSW, MBA

Position title: Dementia Diagnostic Clinic Network Manager

Email: jkrainer@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-6449

Address:
Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute
Warf Office Building
610 Walnut St
Madison, WI 53726

Jody Krainer

Jody Krainer is the Dementia Diagnostic Clinic Network Manager for the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and practiced for twenty years at a medical and behavioral healthcare system in Waukesha County. She also has advanced business education and experiene, and worked as an administrator in a large, diverse community-based nonprofit in the inner city of Milwaukee for six years.  Jody joined the WAI in 2016 and serves as the liaison to the statewide Dementia Clinic Network.  Her primary role is to increase access to quality dementia diagnostic and treatment services for those experiencing cognitive changes and their support system members.

Clinical Interests

Jody’s clinical interests include:

  • Service delivery that is culturally capable, and uses person first language and framework
  • Early diagnosis and treatment
  • Tailored assistance for support system members, particularly family caregivers
  • Efficient, highly functioning interdisciplinary clinical teams that are person-centered focused
  • Services for persons living with an intellectual developmental disability
  • Non-pharmaceutical treatment; particularly environmental, life style, communication, and behavioral interventions