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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 committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a Research Institute and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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