Information for Families

Dr. Tracy Tomac, Ecumen’s consulting psychiatrist, offers helpful information for those who want to know more about dementia. Her video presentation deals with questions such as:

  • What is dementia?
  • What causes it?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • What to expect as the disease progresses?
  • What is the best care for those with dementia?
  • What is the Awakenings approach to dementia care?
 

 

About Dr. Tracy Tomac, M.D.

Dr. Tracy Tomac currently works at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., as an inpatient psychiatry hospitalist. From 2001-2011 she worked at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth in inpatient, utpatient, and nursing home psychiatry. She has 15 years’ experience in nursing home psychiatry and is a longstanding member of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. She has been working with the Ecumen Awakenings program since its beginning and was instrumental in its development. She attended Texas A&M College of Medicine, and completed residency training at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. She teaches medical students, residents, and physician assistant students and is a medical coordinator for the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.