Susan Scanland is a gerontological nurse practitioner with three decades of experience working with patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease in long-term care, assisted living, home care and outpatient clinics. Her website, Dementia Connection, is an information portal for families dealing with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Ms. Scanland is a dementia consultant at a long-term care center facility. She also speaks nationally on Alzheimer's and other dementias to professionals. Her dementia electronic newsletter reaches over 8,000 health care providers.S
Ms. Scanland holds a masters degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburghand and a BSN from Wilkes University. She's holds dual national certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as both a gerontological nurse practitioner (1984) and adult nurse practitioner (1982). She served on faculty in the gerontological and family nurse practitioner programs at Binghamton University (SUNY) from 1999-2003. She taught geriatrics to physicians, medical and nurse practitioner students for twelve years at the Wyoming Valley Family Practice Residency in Kingston PA from 1987 through 1999.
Ms. Scanland has co-authored a book chapter on health issues of aging women, presented over 500 times in 40 states, and published in scientific journals. She has given nearly 100 national presentations at annual continuing education meetings, and has worked as an advisor or speaker to all four pharmaceutical corporations manufacturing FDA-approved anti-dementia medications. She is a member of the National Speakers Association.
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