Professional Information
Dr. Soo
Professor (Emerita), University of Washington; now owner of consulting firm.
Dementia Care Research and Consulting
Hospital & Health Care
Education, Honors & Awards
Stanford University
Basic Sciences (1965)
Minor- Classics; philosophy.
Stanford Medical School
Medicine (1969)
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Citation for Innovation Past President, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Disgintuished Fellow, American Psychiatry Association and Gerontological Society of America
Personal Information
United States
Palm Springs
American Geriatrics Society; American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; Gerontological Society of America; Dementia Friendly Coachella Valley Coalition; Alzheimer’s Association; ISTAART; Dementia Action Alliance.
Swimming, music, fitness, cooking, reading, conversation.
Two grown sons.
I am a geriatric psychiatrist by training and a dementia specialist by practice, research, and consulting. My major current efforts include applied health systems research to improve dementia care quality; community activation; and mentoring medical and nursing faculty for productive careers in dementia care research.
More than 25 years
Alzheimer’s and other dementia diaagnosis and treatment, chronic care models, health systems consulting and redesign, dementia friendly communities. Organisational leadership; public speaking to both professional and lay groups.
Dr. Soo Borson is passionate about using research to improve the lives and health care of people living with dementia and their families. She leads Dementia Care Research and Consulting, offering tools and expertise to help communities and health care systems meet the special needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. As a founding member of Dementia Friendly Coachella Valley Coalition, she's part of a group of professional and community activists who develop programs and fundraising efforts to overcome the stigma and isolation of living with dementia. Dr. Borson is Past President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association of California/Southland, and is part of national and international workgroups focused on improving dementia health care quality. She consults to several health systems to support practice change; her goal is to develop synergies with professionals, funders, and philanthropic groups to support these grassroots efforts with data and broaden their reach.
Dementia Care Research and Consulting Health Care Consultant Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; multi morbidity Geriatric psychiatry
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