Within a day of moving into her new apartment, Mrs. S developed notable forgetfulness. Troubles finding her way from room to room and locating objects became so debilitating and frustrating that she wished to die. The reasons she didn’t die reveal hidden in plain site insights about the powerful role of caregiving to create a coupled system of minds. Her story has notable importance to care and public policy.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Main Presentation: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Admission to this event is free. CEU’s are available for $25.
“Living with Dementia: Interdependence and the Role of Community”
2:00-4:00 p.m. | Virtual
Dr. Karlawish is a Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Penn Memory Center, where he cares for patients. He researches and writes about issues at the intersections of bioethics, aging and neurosciences. He is the author of The Problem with Alzheimer’s, How Science, Culture and Politics Turned a Rare Disease Into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It.