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Dementia Society of America Announces New Members to Board of Directors.

Philadelphia, PA, December 01, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Dementia Society of America, a nonprofit organization that serves the Dementia community, announced recently that four new members have been selected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. The new members include a retired educator, a marketing professional, a journalist, and a video and social media expert. The new board members were installed as of October 1, 2014. Their terms will last through December 31, 2015.

The new board members are: Professor Emeritus Blaine Greenfield, Patrick Walsh, Sandra DeHaven, and Tony Martin.

Blaine Greenfield taught college courses for over 35 years and headed his own marketing firm that assisted small- and mid-sized businesses. Six years ago he took a new job title: “Rewirement” Expert-in-Training. As such, he continues to teach on a part-time basis, but he is also active in several community organizations, including SCORE, SART and Lessons in Leadership. And he publishes an online newsletter, BLAINESWORLD. Blaine now resides in Asheville, North Carolina.

Patrick Walsh, along with his wife and long-time business partner in The Walsh Group, Peggie Walsh, has experienced the role of family Dementia-caregiver and has been a stalwart advocate for person-centered care, alternative therapies and the role that a positive mental attitude can play within the entire Dementia community. Pat is a professional web strategist and tracks everything to prove an effective return on investment. Mr. Walsh is marketing counsel to multiple nonprofits.

Sandy DeHaven has more than 35 years experience in the writing and public relations fields, working recently for newspapers and online news services. During her news tenure, she earned a handful of Keystone Press Awards presented by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. Sandy knows first-hand, the challenges and opportunities Dementia can present to families, friends and co-workers.

Tony Martin travels the United States, and beyond, as a Fortune 500 corporate marketing professional specializing in social media, video production and editing. Tony graduated from New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey and the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Despite his tens of thousands of devoted Twitter followers and YouTube viewers, he keeps his perspectives on what life is really all about... helping others and making a difference in the world. Tony seeks to introduce the up and coming generations to Know Dementia!® He lives in the New York City metro area.

The mission of the Dementia Society of America (DSA) is to educate and raise awareness to the wide spectrum of conditions collectively known as Dementia. Many healthcare professionals and policymakers see Dementia as a growing worldwide epidemic. Represented Dementia's include: Alzheimer's Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Vascular Dementia, Dementia resulting from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and many others.

DSA provides non-medical materials and resources, and encourages those that provide exemplary Dementia caregiving, counseling, support, and engagement. DSA promotes those that develop prevention initiatives, create innovative products, services and solutions. DSA also seeks to support programs regularly within continuing care communities, and in public Dementia-friendly forums, that emphasize meaningful therapies for those living with Dementia, and their caregivers, such as: music and singing; dance and movement; the visual arts, touch and sensory stimulation. You can learn more at www.dementiasociety.org.
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Dementia Society of America
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877-313-3113
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