HAYWARD, Calif., Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Who's Who recognizes Tricia Bruketta as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Nonprofit field.
Bruketta is the President and Founder of Memory DayByDay, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that specializes in providing mentally and socially stimulating activities for people with early-onset dementia and their caregivers. The early-onset form of dementia usually begins before age 65.
The idea for Memory DayByDay began to form when her husband, Tom, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia while he was still medical director of a community mental health clinic in San Francisco.
She found there were no community programs for people with the younger form of dementia and decided that she would have to enlisted like-minded people to form such a program.
Bruketta has 30 years of experience as a nurse and almost 20 years as a geriatric nurse practitioner. With this experience, she offers memory screening to those concerned with memory problems. After being screened, they are given recommendations to take their regular medical provider to order the appropriate referrals and test to reach a diagnosis.
The website, www.memorydaybyday.org states: "There is a need for mental activities that match the social, intellectual and emotional level of people with early-onset dementia. Many people with this form of Alzheimer's dementia are still working, as is the caregiver. They want to be challenged and accepted for who they are right now."
Bruketta earned her Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from St. Louis University and a Master's degree in Nursing with a focus in Gerontology, from the University of California – San Francisco.
To further her professional development, Bruketta is a member of the GAPNA (Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association) and the NAPW (National Association of Professional Women). She also belongs to the Society of Sigma Theta Tau Society and the AAANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners).
Her hobbies include knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, playing piano and accordion; which are shared activities with her mother, Donna Bruketta. She dedicates this recognition in loving memory of her husband, Tom Ryan and her father, Thomas Bruketta.
For more information, visit www.memorydaybyday.org.
Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634, firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE Continental Who's Who