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Andrea Holzner

Andrea Holzner CCP, MPhil, PhD

Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology
Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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Andrea is a Gerontologist specializing in Alzheimer's disease. As a certified clinical psychologist, neuroscientist, and published researcher, she is actively involved in helping provide those with Alzheimer's, and their loved ones, with the highest quality of life. She is continuously engaged in research, education, and speaking on relevant Alzheimer's topics. Her focus is on Alzheimer's psychotherapeutic best practices, ethical standards, and human rights. She counsels on life transitions, grief, caring, and family support. Through experience & academia, she manages to achieve compassionate insight into the major issues relating to forms of grief, aging transitions, intimacy, and the end stage of life. Her holistic approach integrates mind, body, and spirit to provide wellness and the highest quality of life for her patients.

She currently spends her time in her practice, consulting, researching, speaking on Alzheimer's, and playing with her dog George. Andrea facilitates support groups and is involved with local charities. She has been a Board Member for disabilities and education in the Arts, as well as has written for publications. She was featured for monthly sessions on CCTV monthly – speaking on aging – and is currently working on her second published book.

By applying the knowledge she has accumulated, she assists those who want to understand the challenges faced by an aging population. Andrea translates the needs of the aging population into actionable programs which can be enacted by government agencies or NGOs. By working with healthcare providers, she helps them understand what they need to know to serve their aging ecosystem with an ethical and comprehensive approach.

Because she has pursued a gerontology doctorate degree at an academically rigorous institution, Andrea brings to her work a higher level of academic research and professional competencies which are not offered by the majority of those active in this field. She is among the select cadre of less than 2% of the world’s population by achieving a Ph.D. Via the troika of her degrees (Gerontology Ph.D., Post-Bac in Neuro-research, Master’s in Psychology), she addresses the full diapason of psychological, social, environmental, and medical challenges facing those in the aging ecosystem.
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