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SFSU Gerontology Program hosts March 29 panel on dementia



Christina Holmes
SFSU Office of Public Affairs
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs


Faculty, others will discuss how and when to relocate a relative with dementia


An event targeted at caregivers who have family and friends suffering from dementia. With at least 2.8 million people nationwide living with some form of dementia and about 7 percent of adults in California battling some type of dementia-related brain impairment, caregivers and families need to know options for care and how to research long-term care facilities.

"People want to be knowledgeable about the future and we want to help people be well informed," said Brian de Vries, director of the Gerontology Program at SFSU. "The program is a great resource and this is an opportunity to coordinate some of our information."

To provide that information, the Gerontology Program will host "The Journey of Caring: Living with Dementia," a panel that features geriatric specialists discussing the nature and course of dementia, options for caregiving and the details of relocating a dementia patient from home to a care facility.


  • SFSU gerontology professor Brian de Vries, director of the Gerontology Program
  • Marilyn Williams, a geriatric clinical nurse specialist
  • Donna Schempp, a clinical supervisor with the Family Caregiver Alliance in San Francisco
  • Caitlin Morgan, director of The Terrace at Rhoda Goldman Plaza in San Francisco
  • Donna Quinn Robbins, owner of Ultimate Moves, an organization that works with dementia patients and their families to help them move to care facilities


10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 29, at SFSU (19th and Holloway avenues) in the HSS Building, Room 135.


R.S.V.P. to Donna Robbins at (415) 345-5073. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.


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