Alzheimer’s and Dementia Symposium Local Experts to offer advice, expertise on care

Sue Valerian
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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Symposium Local Experts to offer advice, expertise on care

PITTSBURGH, PA. (June 2, 2016) – A panel of experts will gather at Baldwin Healthcare Center on Tuesday, June 7 from 4:30-6 p.m. to talk about the latest trends in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The panel will be moderated by Jim Collins, a gerontologist, author and founder of Collins Learning.

Collins, author of “The Person-Centered Way: Revolutionizing Quality of Life in Long-Term Care,” is an expert in long-term quality care.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and tours of Baldwin Healthcare Center at 1717 Skyline Dr., Pittsburgh, will be available following the panel discussion.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the national Alzheimer’s Association. Nearly every minute, someone in the United States develops the disease, the association says.

Baldwins’s facility is uniquely equipped to care for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Our expertly trained, life enrichment specialists provide round-the-clock care. We’ve shifted staffing to accommodate Alzheimer’s and dementia residents’ schedules so they can be engaged at all hours of the day because oftentimes, their circadian rhythm is off. We also offer activity- based care that helps those with Alzheimer’s and dementia feel safe and engaged.

Baldwin also offers specialized rehabilitation 7 days-a-week, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech. In addition, the facility provides specialized pulmonary care.

Our panel will include: Dr. Kristina Curci- Psychiatrist; Linda jolly – PEN RN (Psychiatric Rn); Alexandra Mattina, MSW, LCSW Social Worker, Willowbrook Geropsychiatric Unit, Ohio Valley Hospital; Dr Kaushik Patel, Medical Director, Baldwin Health Center; Suzanne Weessies, Constituent Services Coordinator, Baldwin Health Center; Dr. Lauren Jost, Psy.D., geropsychologist at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.

To reserve a spot at our symposium, please contact Antoninette Piccolo at [email protected] or 412-737.4204. Walk-ins are also welcome.