The Coming Alzheimer’s Epidemic: A Wake-Up Call to Boomers and the Medical Community
Friday, 10/31/2014 – 03:30 pm –
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street Building AHC2 Room 170,
Miami, Florida 33199
Join Meryl Comer, a New York Times best-selling author, as she discusses her new book, Slow Dancing with a Stranger. She’ll share her unvarnished account of her physician husband’s early onset battle with Alzheimer’s disease, one of today’s most pressing and least-understood health epidemics. Comer takes on the medical community’s inclination to not diagnose the disease because they can’t treat it, inpatient management nightmares, and the despair of families left to manage bizarre behaviors at home and alone. She paints an intimate and moving portrait of Alzheimer’s and, in the process, Comer reveals the truth about the disease and everyone it affects.
For more information about the event, call 305-348-0570.
This event is open to the public.
Meryl Comer is president and CEO of Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative. An Emmy-award winning reporter, veteran TV producer and business talk show host, she is winner of the 2005 Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award and the 2007 Proxmire Award.