TEDMED’s Great Challenges Day Addresses Caregiver Crisis

Posted on 05/2/2013 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingRecently, I participated in the first TEDMED Great Challenges day which addressed 20  great challenges (see my previous post about the Dementia Tsunami, one of TEDMED’s Great Challenges). I participated in a breakout group of about 20 people who rolled up our sleeves and dove into a discussion of the “caregiver crisis.” It was an afternoon full of passion and spirit among all contributors. Many of us are or have been caregivers; others approached the topic from a business viewpoint (those who …

Dementia Tsunami Headed Your Way: TEDMED Helps Stem the Tide

Posted on 03/12/2013 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingTEDMED, a multidisciplinary community of innovators and leaders who join together to create a better future in health and medicine, recently hosted a Google+ Hangout web chat: Preparing for the Dementia Tsunami. TEDMED is a champ at bringing together doers and thinkers from a wide variety of disciplines, and this event did just that. Doctors, researchers, caregivers and other experts joined many participants on Twitter and Facebook to discuss the huge increase in dementia that is coming our way. By …