Build a Bear donation to Alzheimers disease center
    February 8, 2013
    Becoming an Alzheimer’s Researcher: My Journey

    Becoming an Alzheimer’s Researcher: My Journey In 2009, someone at the Build a Bear Workshop heard about my project and invited me to apply to become one of their huggable heroes.  As a Huggable He…

    nana being interviewed
    February 7, 2013
    Teaching a Child to Give

    When I was very young I was invited to participate in a Davidson Young Scholar conference at Lake Tahoe.  There were about 20 Davidson Young Scholars and their families at the event. We stayed in a h…

    Changing the World for Alzheimer’s Patients
    February 6, 2013
    Changing the World for Alzheimer’s Patients

    Because my family kept Great Grams at home with us, instead of in a nursing home, I was confronted daily with her needs. I kept thinking about and reading about Alzheimer’s disease.  It was becomin…

    Putting Smiles on Their Faces: Puzzles to Remember
    February 5, 2013
    Putting Smiles on Their Faces: Puzzles to Remember

    During the last year of her life, my great grandmother spent time going in and out of several hospital dementia wards, most often for the urinary tract infections that so often accompany incontinence.…

    From Child to Caregiver
    February 4, 2013
    From Child to Caregiver

    I was still very young when I first decided to pursue a career in medicine.  My early experiences helped me grasp the importance of what I might accomplish if I could succeed at practicing medicine w…