Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

The Puzzle of Language

There was an unspoken script in a young girl’s life growing up in a cultured family in Brescia, Italy in the 1970s that she would go on to a university to study the humanities. But this young girl had no interest in the arts or classics – she did poorly in Latin and Greek – and she had her sites set for medicine. Her mom grew up in a transitional generation in the early 1960s but observed feminism through a telescope. She knew she wanted something different for her only daughter, but she was still trapped in the tradition that etched out life for an Italian girl. Read more

Caregiving is a Family Matter

Tony was never far from a book. Much of his adult life was built around learning, and then teaching: first at Stanford where he was finishing his doctoral degree and then crisscrossing the country in pursuit of providing knowledge to others. His life was the recipe for an academic:  intelligent, serious and compassionate about ideas. It is no wonder that Tony, who in the mid-1970s as director of a national center for bilingual education training, mentored the girl he would marry. Miriam was a teacher and administrator when she accepted a job in the program, and a year later he asked her out on a date. Soon after, the program lost its funding and Tony fired her, and soon after married her, and encouraged her to pursue her own doctoral degree, which she did. Read more

Chinese Dementia Research Education Symposium

The Chinese Dementia Research Education Symposium hosted by the UCSF Memory and Aging Center was held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium. Over 130 people (research participants and their loved ones, community providers, UCSF faculty/professionals & the general public) attended this informative bilingual event. This program was supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number UB4HP19046, Geriatric Education Centers.  Read more