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Dementia Reimagined: A Q&A with Dr. Tia Powell

WFUV News Director George Bodarky with Dr. Tia Powell


Ten thousand baby boomers turn 65 every day in the United States. By the time a person reaches 85 years old, their chances of having dementia approach 50%.

The reality is there is no cure for dementia, and none likely to come soon. But, life with dementia can be meaningful, according to Dr. Tia Powell.

Dr. Powell is the author of Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End. She is Director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics and a professor of psychiatry and bioethics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

WFUV News Director George Bodarky talked with Dr. Powell before an audience at the Bronx Library Center.