Please join us at our next meeting, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 8:45am – 10:30am. Our featured speaker will be Wynnelena C. Canio, MD, CMD Geriatrician and Psychiatrist in Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa’s Center For Memory Care Department
Dr. Canio is one of Northern California’s top experts in Geriatric Dementia and head of the Kaiser Memory Clinic in Santa Rosa. She will be filling us in on some of the latest breakthroughs in dementia and memory loss, dementia versus MCI, and updating us on different types of drug therapies and their effectiveness for memory and agitation associated with memory loss. This is a “can’t miss” presentation for anyone who is interested in learning more from one of California’s leading dementia specialists.
“As a child, I often accompanied my grandparents on their monthly visit to the doctor’s clinic where I became fascinated with the doctor’s knowledge and ability to heal my grandparents, both emotionally and physically. During my high school and college years, I volunteered at various nursing homes and hospitals in the Bay Area, gaining invaluable experience in patient care. I had a deep sense of fulfillment with helping the older patients and enjoyed listening to their life stories. As a medical student, I loved the challenge in managing the geriatric patients’ complicated medical and psychiatric problems. This led me to seek a combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center prior to my training in Geriatrics at UCLA.
I chose to practice at Kaiser Permanente because of its focus on preventive medicine and evidence-based clinical approaches to care. Kaiser Permanente also allows me to fully integrate the essential principles of both my training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, instead of having to choose one field, so I am able to treat patients as a “whole.”
I have a special interest in dementia care management and education. My practice focuses on delivering a comprehensive approach to management of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly and associated medical and psychiatric problems.”