Worldwide in the month of September, health organizations refocus attention on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. On today’s program we’re joined by three people with extensive first-hand knowledge of the best care possible for people living with dementia.
Maureen Nash, M.D. is the medical director of Providence PACE, the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly in Portland, Oregon, she’s an internal medicine physician and geriatric psychiatrist. She is also the 2020 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry’s Clinician of the Year; Sally Tisdale is the author of nine books, and her writing has appeared in Harper’s, the New Yorker, the New York Times, and Tricycle the Buddhist Review, in addition to many other publications, Sally Tisdale, R.N. is a nurse at Providence ElderPlace in Portland, Oregon; David Shenk is the author of six books where he’s explored everything from the appeal of the grateful dead to the nature of genius and passionately and poignantly he’s written about Alzheimer’s in The Forgetting: Portrait of an Epidemic – along with Greg O’Brien, David co-hosts a podcast also called The Forgetting and David has for years keenly followed progress in Alzheimer’s research.