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A Realignment Of Your View Of Dementia


The odds of dementia get grimmer as we get older, roughly doubling every five years after age 65. 

Tia Powell, physician and ethicist, knew this well; it still did not prepare her for her grandmother and then mother developing dementia.  The journey changed her outlook, from cure to care, working to make life as good and happy as possible for people with declining mental abilities. 

Dr. Powell tells her story in Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End.  The author visits to lay out her vision. 

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