2019 Lecture Series 

“Memory Update: What have we learned so far?

Free Lecture and Discussion
with Dr. Allan Bernstein

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Lecture/Discussion

Conference room at Sonoma Specialty Hospital
501 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol

Memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often used interchangeably, but actually have different definitions, causes and treatments. Learn the differences, causes, prevention strategies, and possible treatments. Interactive session: bring lots of questions!

Space is limited – RSVP required
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We thank our generous co-sponsors

Sonoma Specialty Hospital *** Palm Drive Health Care Foundation

Event is free, and donations are much appreciated.
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Allan Bernstein, MDAllan L Bernstein MD, a native of New York, did his undergraduate work at Harpur College in Binghamton NY, medical school training at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse NY, post-graduate work in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles and Neurology at Boston University. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is currently Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF and was previously Professor of Neurology at UC Davis. He is the author of more than fifty publications in medical journals and textbooks, covering the topics of dementia, migraine, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, pain management, nutrition and stroke. He is the Stroke Director for Healdsburg Hospital and Medical Director of the North Bay Neuroscience Institute, a research center specializing in Alzheimer’s disease and other memory issues, based in Sebastopol.

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Did You Know…?

Sonoma Specialty Hospital Logo

Our local hospital, now Sonoma Specialty Hospital (SSH) is open and thriving under new management continuing all the usual outpatient services: Mammograms, lab tests, CT scans, telemedicine, surgery options, ICU with compassionate, personalized care

  • Coming to SSH are the first Sonoma County Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) beds, desperately needed in the county, which will take pressure off our other local hospitals offering real options to our loved ones who have fallen through insurance loopholes
  • SSH is opening an extended hour Urgent Care facility that will meet about 90% of the needs our previous ER offered at a much lower cost than a hospital visit
  • SSH is working toward a purchase of the hospital, which removes the cost of operation and maintenance of the facility from the taxpayers while preserving much-needed medical services west of HWY 101

Palm Drive Health Care District LogoOur Palm Drive Health Care District (PDHCD) has been partnering with the Gravenstein Health Action (GHAC) and our Foundation to provide:

  • Cradle to Career Youth Services, including a Teen Center and Anti-Bullying Program
  • “First 1000 days” Early Childhood Initiative to address brain development in young children, essential to the formation of basic values, behavior and success
  • Senior Healthcare programs in partnership with the Public Library and Community Center, for age-related preventative healthcare including fall prevention and foot/nail care visits for seniors and others with mobility challenges
  • “Map Your Neighborhood”, developing local leadership and neighborhood teams for emergency preparedness and response to ensure isolated neighbors, the elderly, and families’ needs are not overlooked in a local crisis
  • Drug Abuse and Dependency two-year pilot program for our coastal neighbors that can be adapted to the rest of the county
  • Grant Program that has already awarded $122,000 to support local, impacted services, including monetary assistance to the Bodega Bay Fire Department
  • Monthly Distinguished Lecture Series produced by the Foundation and hosted by Sonoma Specialty Hospital, features experts on relevant health and medical topics, free to the public

Your support of our Foundation and our partnership with our Healthcare District continue to grow programs to meet the needs of our diverse West County communities. Thank you!

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