Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Book Reading "Dementia Reimagined", by Author, Psychiatrist, and Bioethicist, Dr. Tia Powell, Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Literati Bookstore

124 E. Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


"Dementia Reimagined"

Dr. Tia Powell

Tia Powell, MD

Director, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics
Director, Einstein Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics Program
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Bronx, New York
Previous Executive Director, Clinical Ethics, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City
Previous Executive Director, New York State Task Force on Life and the Law

Despite being a physician and a bioethicist, Tia Powell wasn’t prepared to address the challenges she faced when her grandmother, and then her mother, were diagnosed with dementia–not to mention confronting the hard truth that her own odds aren’t great. In the U.S., 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day; by the time a person reaches 85, their chances of having dementia approach 50 percent. And the truth is, there is no cure, and none coming soon, despite the perpetual promises by pharmaceutical companies that they are just one more expensive study away from a pill. Dr. Powell’s goal is to move the conversation away from an exclusive focus on cure to a genuine appreciation of care–what we can do for those who have dementia, and how to keep life meaningful and even joyful.

More about Dr. Tia Powell:

Q & A with Dr. Tia Powell
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
U.S. News & World Report