Alzheimer’s expert to speak at Toledo retirement communityWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Star at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Parkway, will host a presentation by national Alzheimer’s and dementia expert Susan Scanland from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. March 24.
Scanland’s presentation, “Seniors: When to Make the Move,” encourages a proactive discussion about the impact of prolonging the decision to move into a retirement community. Her presentation focuses on available resources that retirement communities can offer seniors including activities that encourage aging well in addition to care options for other senior age-related issues. Scanland will address several risk areas for at-home seniors including financial losses and exploitation, driving issues, nutrition complications, adverse drug reactions, falls and injuries, wandering without supervision and depression from social isolation.
As the CEO and founder of Dementia Connections, Scanland brings to the open forum more than 30 years of experience as a nurse practitioner working with direct care professionals who meet the needs of residents with dementia. With a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, Scanland has provided more than 500 talks in 40 states on aging-related topics, including family member support, financial complications, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. She has spoken at numerous national conferences, including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Society on Aging and the Assisted Living Federation of America.
“Sharing valuable information on the risks involved with staying at home too long isvital since this issue touches the lives of so many people,” said Kirsten Pickle, executive director of Senior Star at West Park Place. “We are thrilled to welcome Susan Scanland to our community. Her national recognition and credentials bring useful information to residents in the Toledo area and beyond and will encourage proactive discussions on the benefits of aging well in retirement living.”
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Scanland’s presentation will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. with refreshments following.
RSVPs are requested by March 23. Call (419) 531-9211 to register. The first 25 to RSVP will receive a free copy of Scanland’s DVD, “Talk the Talk/Walk the Walk: Optimal Communication and Dementia Symptoms.”
For more information about Senior Star at West Park Place or to schedule a tour, call (419) 531-9211 or visit www.seniorstar.com.