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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Geisinger is one of two locations in the U.S. licensed to offer the program

DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger invites caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia to join “Beyond Alzheimer’s,” a weekly support group.

Geisinger is one of two health systems in the United States licensed to offer the program, which was founded by Patti Davis, daughter of President Ronald Reagan. Geisinger’s facilitator for the program is Randy Fulton, Psy.D., a neuropsychologist with clinical experience in the diagnosis and behavioral management of dementia. He also has personal experience as a caregiver.

“Programs like ‘Beyond Alzheimer’s’ provide a much-needed opportunity for those caring for people with dementia to share their experiences and support one another, and in the process lessen the burden,” said Glen Finney, M.D., director of the Geisinger Memory and Cognition Program. “We are very lucky to have Dr. Fulton head up this vital initiative.”

Beginning April 9, the group will meet Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in the first-floor community room at the Hospital for Advanced Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center, 100 Academy Ave., Danville. No registration is required. For more information, call 570-271-6516.

Geisinger also offers a monthly support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in Wilkes-Barre. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Geisinger Memory and Cognition Center, 620 Baltimore Drive. For more information, call 800-275-6401.
 

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

 
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For media inquiries:

Ashley Andyshak Hayes
Marketing Strategist
Marketing & Communications

570-271-8081
arandyshakhayes@geisinger.edu

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