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 improving the health and welfare of the “disenfranchised.” Jenny Knauss died on June 11th, from

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 not reduced to talking points and sound bites. I didn’t feel that it was at

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 day, but on a night like this, where I have been focusing all day on

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 Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Harry Johns, President and CEO of the