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Dr. Karlawish is a Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and Co-Director of the Penn Memory Center, where he cares for patients. He researches and writes about issues at the intersections of bioethics, aging, and the neurosciences.
He is the 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. The book is part case studies and part meditation on the past, present and future of the disease. It traces Alzheimer’s from its beginnings to its recognition as a crisis and takes us inside laboratories, patients’ homes, caregivers’ support groups, progressive care communities, and Dr. Karlawish’s own practice at the Penn Memory Center.
Dr. Karlawish has also penned the novel Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont and has written essays for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Hill, STAT, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Book Signing Event Saturday 10-11:30 AM
Come meet the author and pick up a discounted copy of the book while supplies last. You may order the book to be shipped from ACMS by late September or at Rediscovered Books on October 16th.
"The Problem of Alzheimer's - Why it became a crisis and what we can do about it” Keynote Speech 6:30-7:30 PM
Although the member meeting is closed to the public, the keynote will be broadcast live and available to the public for an $8 donation or more. Proceeds can be designated to one or more of three selected local agencies serving patients with Alzheimer's Disease and their families:
ACMS ANNUAL MEETING
July 31, 6-8 PM