“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”
You may be looking at this website because you are suffering from a psychiatric or a neurological condition, or because you are taking care of a loved one with dementia. Whatever the reason, I hope that today you will come one step closer to achieving balance, peace of mind and optimal wellbeing. This website can be your portal for gathering information about support groups, books, articles, services and other resources.
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a PhD focused in Geriatric Neurodegenerative Disorders (dementias) it is my goal and privilege to partner with my patients and their families in finding solutions to challenging situations, optimizing medication regiments, utilizing diverse psycho-therapeutic techniques and complimentary/alternative interventions (hypnosis, biofeedback, medicinal foods) for maximizing your emotional and cognitive reserves.
AREAS OF Dr. Sadak's EXPERTISE
ReCode: Reversing Cognitive Decline Protocols designed by Dr. Bredesen. These protocols work best for people living with early signs/symptoms of memory loss and for family caregivers. If you are interested in this very innovative, comprehensive and intensive program, please take a look at the information on my ReCode page. Dr. Sadak received ReCode certification in 2016. She was one of the firs clinicians to train with Dr. Bredesen.
Medical Genetics method of understanding how variations in an individual’s DNA may affect disease and health. This knowledge can lead to: prevention, early detection, diagnosis, tailored treatment.
Nutrigenomics the scientific study of the interaction of nutrition and genes, especially with regard to the prevention or treatment of disease.
Microbiome: all the microbes in a community. We and others use it to mean the full collection of genes of all the microbes in a community. The human microbiome (all of our microbes’ genes) can be considered a counterpart to the human genome (all of our genes). The genes in our microbiome outnumber the genes in our genome by about 100 to 1. Dr. Sadak specializes in gut microbiome - mental and cognitive health interactions.
If you decide to establish care at the Psychiatric Wellness and Dementia Care, LLC Clinic we will work together towards amplifying your overall wellbeing and improving your quality of life. I look forward to working with you towards achieving your goals.
Please call or email me for an individual in-person or video-conference (telemedicine) appointment, dementia patient/caregiver dyad assessments, couples or family therapy consultation today.
In the News:
The Gerontological Society of America Selects 2018 Fellows
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has named exemplary professionals as its newest fellows. The status of fellow — the highest class of membership within the Society — is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. This recognition can come at varying points in an individual’s career and can acknowledge a broad scope of activity. This includes research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation within the organization. Fellows are chosen from each of GSA’s four membership sections.
Health Sciences Section
Tatiana Sadak, PhD, University of Washington School of Nursing
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society, and an educational unit, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education.
How We Made the List
Seattle Met partnered with the Professional Research Services survey company to poll health care practitioners licensed by the Washington State Department of Health in King, Snohomish, Kitsap, and Pierce Counties, asking, “If you or a loved one needed care, whom would you choose?” Voters nominated their most esteemed peers based on years of experience, competency, rapport with patients, patient satisfaction and compliance with care recommendations, and ability to work effectively with colleagues across specialties to deliver the best patient care. The top vote recipients were vetted with the DOH to ensure good standing before inclusion on the list, which is excerpted here alphabetically by specialty. Suite numbers have been omitted and practice names have been abbreviated for space; suite numbers and full practice names can be found in our interactive database. This list of Top Doctors, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners should be viewed as just one of many resources to consult when seeking the best care.
20 September 2017
Cambia Health Foundation Announces 10 New Sojourns Scholars to Advance Palliative Care
Elite group of physicians and nurses demonstrate strong leadership potential and commitment to expanding palliative care
The Cambia Health Foundation has announced the acceptance of 10 new physicians and nurses into the Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program, the Foundation’s signature program to develop emerging palliative care leaders. With this new cohort, Cambia has now committed $7.2 million to cultivate 40 Sojourns Scholars from across the country who are working to advance palliative care.
The Sojourns Scholar program addresses a critical workforce development need and supports access to palliative care services. According to a 2016 report in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, “One-third of U.S. hospitals report no palliative care services of any kind, and access to palliative care in community settings (home, nursing home, assisted living) is limited for people who are not hospice-eligible. As a result, most people with serious illness are unlikely to receive the care they need throughout their course of illness.” Addressing these issues requires leadership, and by creating the Sojourns program, the Foundation has taken an active role in shaping the future.
The Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program is an initiative designed to identify, cultivate and advance the next generation of palliative care leaders. The new cohort was chosen following a rigorous selection process centered on their commitment to advancing the field of palliative care. Each scholar receives a two-year, $180,000 grant to support research, clinical, educational or policy projects. Scholars also receive one-to-one mentoring support and leadership training.
“The Cambia Health Foundation is focused on improving the consumer experience from birth through completion of life. Palliative care is inherently person-focused, and investing in future leaders ensures that people and families facing series illness are supported,” said Peggy Maguire, president and board chair, Cambia Health Foundation. “It is our hope that the seed that has been planted with these future leaders will inspire a workforce that delivers patient- and family-centered care across the entire nation.”
About Cambia Health Foundation
Based in Portland, Ore., Cambia Health Foundation is the corporate Foundation of Cambia Health Solutions, a total health solutions company dedicated to transforming the way people experience health care. Founded in 2007, Cambia Health Foundation awards grants in three program areas: Sojourns (Palliative Care workforce and leadership development, quality, access and awareness), Transforming Health Care and Children’s Behavioral Health. The Foundation has funded over $51 million in grants to advance patient- and family-centered care for all. Learn more at www.cambiahealthfoundation.org, and follow us on Twitter: @CambiaHealthFdn.
Tatiana Sadak. University of Washington
Web-Based Dementia Palliative Care Assessment and Resource Hub
This project aims to improve access to foundational palliative care assessment, information and resources for family members and friends caring for people living with dementia. We plan to create an interactive web portal that will contain: a) instruments for care-giver self-assessment of stress, readiness, preparedness, and activation for assuming increasingly complex caregiving tasks and for managing the care recipient's health while maintaining personal wellness; b) a personalized, assessment-based caregiver care plan, including tailored resilience coaching and links to relevant resources from the National Library of Medicine; and c) a targeted list of discussion questions for caregivers and health care providers. We propose to create and pilot test the portal with focus groups of family caregivers and clinicians. This project will allow for a fast transition from generating research evidence to broadly disseminating best practices and getting these much-needed tools into the hands of caregivers and clinicians of people living with dementia.
“My vision of the future is to lead the effort to define, operationalize and broadly implement dementia palliative care pathways and programs in ambulatory, inpatient, and community settings. My ultimate goal is to lead interdisciplinary local, national and international efforts in translating and enhancing uptake and integration of dementia palliative care interventions that will culminate in the development of new policies and financial incentives for health care systems to provide comprehensive holistic dementia care.”