Jane Mahakian PhD - Licensed Member
Specialty: Gerentology, (Alzheimers Disease)
Dr. Jane Mahakian is a Gerontologist, author and mental health specialist who has worked and advocated for 30 years in the “realm of forgetfulness.” Previously to founding Aging Matters, Inc in 1998, she served as a faculty member at the University of California San Francisco, Institute on Aging where she conducted research on productive and healthy aging. She also developed the University’s Elder Care Program. Dr. Mahakian received her clinical training at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Mahakian specializes in helping adults (and their families) with cognitive impairment, caused primarily by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and has expertise in working with people with behavioral challenges caused by neurocognitive diseases. Earlier in 2021, she co-authored “I hear you” a practical guide for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Mahakian is the President and Founder of Alzheimer’s Care Armenia, a U.S. based nonprofit organization and registered NGO that develops sustainable programs and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease in Armenia. ACA works closely with institutions, governmental agencies and other NGO’s in Armenia. She also serves as the U.S. representative for Alzheimer’s Association of Armenia.