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Institute Talk: A Conversation with Jim Wessler of the Alzheimer’s Association

Some of the challenges faced by people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families can be found in a doctor’s office or a hospital. Large numbers of people affected are not diagnosed or, in some cases, not told of the diagnosis…. Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: A Conversation with Senior Housing Design Authority Victor Regnier

Victor Regnier is, perhaps, the nation’s leading authority on the design and development of senior housing with service across the LTSS continuum. A joint professor at USC’s School of Architecture and Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Regnier is the only person… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: A Conversation With Iora Health CEO Rushika Fernandopulle

Rushika Fernandopulle came to the United States from Sri Lanka as a young boy and later became a doctor after graduating from Harvard Medical School. He grew dissatisfied with standard systems of care, convinced alternatives that focused on primary care… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: A Conversation with Penny Shaw, Activist and Long-Time Nursing Home Resident

The word that might best describe Penny Shaw is “indefatigable.” A long-time activist for persons with disabilities, Shaw is a visible and vocal presence on national, state and community issues. She is known for her sharp opinions and blunt talk… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: A Conversation with Benchmark Senior Living Founder Tom Grape

  Assisted living has been an extraordinary successful model for combining housing and personal care. But the cost often puts assisted living out of the reach of many middle- and almost all lower-income elders and their families. Benchmark Senior Living,… Continue Reading →

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