By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist – #TheIncrementalist
Dementia and How to Reimagine Life With It
Now on demand, I am talking to Dr. Tia Powell, (@tiapowell) the Director for the Center for Bioethics at Montefiore Medical Center (@MontefioreNYC) and an expert in Dementia and author of the book: Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End.
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We talk about the fundamentals of Dementia and other diseases of the brain like Alzheimer’s and the underlying science of Amyloid plows and Tau Tangles and the current status of research. Listen in to hear Dr. Powell’s views on remedies for this disease, what if anything you can do to prevent or slow the course of the disease.
Listen in to find out her first incremental step for dealing with Dementia and why you should start by not being terrified. Hear some ideas on Nursing homes and how we can do better in preparing for the disease and the potential of spending your later life in a nursing home.
We discuss some of the techniques that have been successful but sadly remain unused in palliative care – some very simple but highly effective and as she puts it:
If it doesn’t hurt anybody else and makes the patient feel better then why not use it
We finish the discussion talking about aging in your own home and how that might be achieved in the context of this disease.
About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.
This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.