Unlocking Us

Understanding Alzheimer’s

Listen in on this tough, loving conversation about dementia and Alzheimer’s with Jason Karlawish, physician, researcher, professor, clinician, and author of The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It. This heartbreakingly common diagnosis creates multiple patients—both the diagnosed and the caregivers. The discussion surrounds the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, how we respond to a disease that diminishes our autonomy, and what we can do to take care of ourselves and protect one another.

Many of our elderly are prone to elder financial abuse, especially when they are diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Therefore, we felt it would be useful to share this very thought provoking discussion regarding staying connected to keep our elderly protected.

The mission at FAST is to increase public awareness of financial exploitation with the goal of mitigating risk of exploitation and protecting our state’s vulnerable populations.