The latest news on Alzheimer’s disease & brain health
Deborah is an award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur. She spent five years as executive producer of video for the Wall Street Journal where she oversaw the expansion of multi-media throughout Asia. Deborah interviewed many business and political leaders throughout her career, including Google’s Eric Schmidt when she broke the story of Google’s criticism of the U.S. National Security Agency. She has also covered exclusive stories, including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s historic trip to North Korea, when she was selected as the only journalist from Asia to cover the story. Deborah is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She founded Being Patient after her mom’s Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis to reinvent how people get accurate information on long-term illness, pioneering a community-driven editorial strategy. When not working, she can be found on a running trail or covering mom duties for her three children.
With concerns about the coronavirus rising, Being Patient spoke with Dr. James Ellison about why people with dementia are more susceptible to the coronavirus…
| February 20th, 2020
Too often we misinterpret behaviors and emotions of people with dementia as symptoms of the disease, overlooking their genuine experiences. Being Patient spoke…
| February 18th, 2020
A recent study by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers confirms old adages about happy spouses leading to happy lives. According to the study, optimism…
| February 17th, 2020
Experiencing problems with disturbed or irregular sleep is common as people age. For people with dementia and their caregivers, these can be even bigger…
Being Patient spoke with dementia care expert Christy turner about how caregivers can best deal with sleep disturbances and Sundowning, common problems for those…
| February 13th, 2020
Research into dementia prevention has looked into a variety of possibilities, including diet and exercise. But researchers are also looking at how sleep affects…
Being Patient spoke with Dr. Laura Lewis about her research into the effects of deep sleep on brain health and cleansing.