Category Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

RIP Jenny Knauss, Lifelong Activist for Patients,
Women’s Health, and Alzheimer’s Spoken Here

Tweet Before many of us heard the expression “patient-centered care,” Jenny Knauss was out front on the issue in the US, the UK, and in Africa. Ever the radical, she was a tireless advocate for reproductive rights, women’s health, and … Continue reading

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Writing About Alzheimer’s and Dementia Gets Complicated

Tweet Now that I have spent three days listening to expert neurologists, demographers, caregivers, and policy people talk about Alzheimer’s, I come away from the meeting with a sense that the story is complicated, and that I hope it is … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Issues – Day 2:
Let’s Keep the Conversation Going

Tweet I spent today at an all day Alzheimer’s meeting, taking notes and tweeting. I am also exhausted. Many of you know that this is my 23rd consecutive day blogging here. There are a lot of pluses to posting every … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Issues 2011 Fellowship Begins

Tweet I am in Washington at the National Press Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Disease Issues 2011 Fellowship with about 15 other journalists. The program runs through Wednesday. Today’s session was a half-day, with presentations by Richard Jackson, director of the Global Aging … Continue reading

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