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Dr. Jason Karlawish, “The Problem of Alzheimer’s”

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Video premiere: March 8, 7:00 p.m. on www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary

Dr. Jason Karlawish, “The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease Into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It”

Co-Director of the Penn Memory Center, Dr. Jason Karlawish presents a definitive book on one of today’s most prevalent illnesses. Part case studies, part meditation on the past, present and future of the disease, “The Problem of Alzheimer’s” traces the disease from its discovery and tells the story of the biomedical breakthroughs that may allow it to finally be prevented and treated by medicine. Dr. Karlawish shares how we can live with dementia; the ways patients can reclaim their autonomy and the innovative reforms we can make as a society that would give caregivers and patients better quality of life.