Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been interested in caregiving issues for many years and has spoken eloquently about the stressful situations and needs of families struggling to provide care to relatives.
Dr. P. Michael Conneally
Distinguished Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics and Neurology at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. P. Michael Conneally has been working in the field of genetics for more than 30 years and brings a keen scientific mind and a compassionate spirit to this burgeoning field.
Jon Dauphiné currently works for AARP in its elections and voter education department. Prior to joining AARP, Jon was the executive director of the Long Term Care Campaign, a coalition of 150 aging, disability, labor and consumer groups dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to affordable, high-quality long term care.
Dr. Barbara Koenig
Executive Director and Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics in this interview, Dr. Barbara Koenig talks about the ethical issues facing individuals and society as we move towards unlocking the secrets of genetics.
Dr. J. William Langston
President and founder of the Parkinson's Institute, Dr. J. William Langston explores advances in treatments and research in Parkinson's Disease. Dr. Langston gained national and international recognition in 1982 with his discovery of the link between a "synthetic" heroin and parkinsonism, leading to a renaissance in research in PD.
Donna R. Lenhoff
Donna R. Lenhoff has been General Counsel of the National Partnership for Women and Families since 1991. One of the key architects of the Family and Medical Leave Act, Lenhoff has written and spoken extensively on balancing work and family, equal employment opportunity, and women's rights. She directs the National Partnership's pro bono litigation and government-affairs advocacy programs to achieve family-friendly workplaces.
Wendy Lustbader, M.S.W.
Wendy Lustbader, M.S.W., a mental health counselor at Pike Market Medical Clinic in Seattle and affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work, talks about caregiving and family dynamics.
Dr. Jay Luxenberg
Medical Director for the Jewish Home for the Aged in San Francisco, Dr. Jay Luxenberg talks about diagnosing and treating adults with Alzheimer's Disease , new medications, and working with the families whose loved ones suffer from the effects of Alzheimer's.
Dr. Bruce Miller
Dr. Bruce Miller is Professor of Neurology at University of California School of Medicine and Director of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. In his work in dementia, Dr. Miller has discovered a small but remarkable subset of patients in whom visual or musical creativity emerges despite the progression of language and social impairment. Dr. Miller recently presented at a Family Caregiver Alliance conference on current research in frontotemporal dementia.
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