Stanford Psychologist to Discuss Unseen Challenges of Living with PD at Menlo Park Support Group, January 9, 2-3:30pm

Stanford Psychologist to Discuss Unseen Challenges of Living with PD at Menlo Park Support Group, January 9, 2-3:30pm

Blake K. Scanlon, PhD, director of training and education at the Stanford/VA Alzheimer’s Center will discuss unseen challenges of living with Parkinson’s Disease — for those with PD, caregivers, family, and friends.  The PD support group meeting is on Wednesday, January 9th, at Little House in Menlo Park, starting at 2pm.  The meeting is open to the public.


Dr. Scanlon, PhD, psychologist, is a clinical assistant professor at the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  And he is the co-director of the Stanford/VA California Alzheimer’s Disease Center.  He focuses on improving the management of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s.

Given this research focus, Dr. Scanlon will share with group members the unseen psychological and emotional challenges of living with Parkinson’s.  These challenges are faced by those with a PD diagnosis, caregivers, family members, and friends.  We think you will find the talk very interesting.


MEETING DETAILS

WHEN:
Wednesday, January 9, 2pm – 3:30pm 

WHERE:
Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park 

This meeting is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.


FINDING LITTLE HOUSE

Little House is located at 800 Middle Avenue.  This is several blocks west of El Camino Real.  The large Safeway is on the northwest corner of Middle Avenue and El Camino Real in Menlo Park. 

Turn into the driveway for Little House.  There is a small green and white sign.  And follow the road around the ball fields to the large, free parking area immediately in front of the entrance. 

Upon entering the lobby, proceed to the left and follow the walkway a short distance until you reach the Auditorium (on your left), which is our meeting space.  If asked by the front desk staff, please explain that you are attending the Parkinson’s meeting. We will have a check-in list in the Auditorium to track meeting participants.

 


SPEAKER BACKGROUND

Blake K. Scanlon, Ph.D.

Director of Training and Education at the Stanford/VA Alzheimer’s Center

Dr. Scanlon is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of Training and Education at the Stanford/VA California Alzheimer’s Disease Center. He is currently a Department of Veterans Affairs Career Development Awardee in the Sierra-Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center and Stanford/VA Aging Clinical Research Center where his work focuses on developing and evaluating low-cost, pragmatic and clinically translatable methods for improving management of neurodegenerative disease and dementia. Dr. Scanlon also serves as Chair of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) Dementia Committee and Co-Chair of the Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 21 Dementia Committee.

Dr. Scanlon provides consultation to patients and families at the Stanford/VA California Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Dr. Scanlon received his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Miami. After concluding his clinical internship in Geropsychology/Neuropsychology at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), he completed fellowships in Aging and Dementia at Stanford University School of Medicine and VAPAHCS.

In his leisure time, Dr. Scanlon enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, exploring the California coast, and playing with his dogs.