Vicki Schmall, PhD
Dr. Vicki Schmall is President and Gerontology & Training Specialist with Aging Concerns in West Linn, Oregon. She is also Professor Emeritus of Oregon State University, where she served as the Director of the Program on Gerontology and the Gerontology Specialist in the OSU Extension Service for over 20 years. Dr. Schmall is well known for her development of many aging-related training programs and educational materials. These include eight multimedia workshop packages focused on family caregiving and communication issues, three additional videos, eight training manuals and four educational games that are distributed nationally. Dr. Schmall is the co-author of the book, The Caregiver Helpbook: Powerful Tools for Caregiving.
Dr. Schmall's areas of expertise include: family decision-making and caregiving in later life; aging and health-related changes-physical, psychological and social; family communication and caregiving issues (including Alzheimer's disease and related dementias); mental health issues; sensitivity training on aging-related changes; learning and memory in later life; late-life sexuality; and curriculum design and training.