On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with Dr. Tia Powell about her new book, Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End. More than five million people in the US have dementia. As 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, that number will likely rise.
Dr. Powell says we’re unprepared for this public health epidemic. She says we should move the conversation from a focus on a cure to care. What can we do for those who have dementia?
Dr. Tia Powell, professor of psychiatry and bioethics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics, and author of Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End