Sharon and Tia Powell, MD will discuss bringing joy into dementia caregiving. There is a lot of life between diagnosis and end stages and we need to live with joy.
Sharon Hall cares for her mother and her husband. Her husband has FTD and lives at home. Sharon is an active advocate for FTD and those families living with the diagnosis.
Dr. Tia Powell directs the Center for Bioethics and Masters' in Bioethics at Montefiore Health Systems and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She holds the Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman chair in biomedical ethics and is Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry. Her bioethics scholarship focuses on dementia, public health policy, end of life care, and bioethics education. She served four years as Executive Director of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, the state bioethics commission. She has worked with the National Academies of Medicine on many projects, and served as an advisor to the CDC, and to Health and Human Services and its National Alzheimer's Project Act. She is frequently invited to speak at professional meetings (APA, ASBH, AAIC) at medical schools (Albert Einstein, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, NYU, Yale), and colleges (Vassar, Princeton). She is a board-certified psychiatrist and Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association and The Hastings Center.