Katy has bachelors from Clemson (Go Tigers!). She obtained her doctorate from MUSC. Katy worked in primary care as an NP for nearly 3 years before transitioning to a specialty role in Geriatrics. She now spends the majority of her days working at the memory health center, The Center for Success in Aging, caring for dementia patients. She travels to several assisted living facilities to serve as their primary care provider. Her passion is caregiver support and education.
Graduated from Skidmore College (NY) with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and received a Master of Public Health from Benedictine University (IL). She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Alzheimer’s Caregiver Coach. Diana’s career has been spent in geriatrics, primarily in the long-term care setting but with Prisma Health’s Memory Health Program as a Caregiver Coach and Social Worker since 2017. She runs an Alzheimer’s Support Group, is the Event Chair for the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s and also serves on the Board of Meals on Wheels Greenville.
Our talk will be a discussion of some of the myths surrounding Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias. Within that framework we’ll provide information about the disease and its’ progression, as well as touch on caregiver stress and how to manage that.