BridgePort Healthcare Center to Host Alzheimer’s and Dementia Symposium

A panel of experts will gather at BridgePort Healthcare Center on Thursday, August 4th, to talk about the latest trends in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the panel discussion taking place from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The panel will be moderated by Teresa Bryan, MSW, LISW-S. Teresa is the Director of Social Work/Patient Relations/UR for Southern Ohio Medical Center.

Panelists will include: Dr. Jeffry Hill, DO, Medical Director for BridgePort and Southern Ohio Medical Center, Dr. Marsha Smith, MD with Southern Ohio Medical Center Neurology Associates, Melissa Dever, BSW, LSW, Branch Program Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association in Southeastern Ohio, and Ann Evans, MSN, RN, Program Director for the Southern Ohio Medical Center Senior Behavior Unit.

The event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks, meet and greet, and tours of the facility to follow the panel discussion.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the national Alzheimer’s Association. Nearly every minute, someone in the United States develops the disease, the association says.

“Bridgeport Healthcare Center is excited to host this event because it will allow the audience to gain insight on Alzheimer’s/Dementia treatments, medications and certain tips for families dealing with this disease,” says Hugh Brisker, Director of Public Relations for BridgePort Healthcare Center.

BridgePort Healthcare Center goes above and beyond to care for patients and their families. They offer round the clock family and caregiver support, 24-hour certified dementia practitioners, long-term acute care, personalized plan of care for patients all instilled in an engaging, compassionate and vibrant environment.

To RSVP, please contact Hugh Brisker by phone at 740.876.2386 or by email at Or Sarah Maddix by phone at 740.876.3203 or by email at

Walk-ins are also welcome. The facility is located at 2125 Royce Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 44662.

For more information on BridgePort Healthcare center, visit their website at or contact the center by phone at 740.354.6635.