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ADC at the University of Pennsylvania Health Impact Award

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania Alzheimer's Disease Center and Penn Memory Center conduct several distinct types of research studies related to dementia, and specifically Alzheimer's disease. The Penn Memory Center is where individuals and families can come for evaluation and treatment of symptoms of age related memory loss. The goal of the Penn Memory Center is to provide a thorough...

Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven

Grand Blanc, Michigan
Biography I am Dr. Hal Sommerschield. I have my Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. I also have a BA degree from the University of Michigan, a B.D. degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and a M.A. degree from Michigan State University. I decided to become a psychologist after taking a high school class, which introduced me to Sigmund Freud's theories....

annhertel Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Somewhere, Tennessee
The bipolar disorder diagnosis at the age of 23 was a relief to know I was not simply a bad person and there was a reason for the way I have felt. Yet I have been struggling to cope and understand this disorder... what does it mean? How do the brain imbalances affect my behavior and moods? Why do I rapid cycle? Why do I get obsessive thoughts? Is there a link between mania and memory? Is there...

Dr Judy Tang Health Maven

California
Dr Tang is a clinical neuropsychologist with a keen interest in promoting healthy ageing and improving people’s thinking skills – such as memory, learning and attention. She has worked with patients who have had strokes, people with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other brain injuries. Currently, she also works at La Trobe University, where she does research on...

Strapples Patient Expert

Palatine, Illinois
I was born on August 8th 1991. Two or more weeks premature. I spent the first three and a half years of my life in a Romanian orphanage, on the third year one of the caretakers attempted to kill me by throwing me down the stairs for complaining that she was stealing food. I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury with skull fracture. I remember waking up in the hospital. Because of the premature birth...

Karate for kids

miami, Florida
I’m Fifth Dan in Taekwondo Certified by World Taekwondo Federation (W.T.F) Second Dan in Taekwondo Certified by International Taekwondo Federation (I.T.F) With over 25 year of Experience in this Olympic Sport I’m dedicate to teach the traditional Korean martial arts to my students. My philosophies 1- Build a strong mind and body 2 - Learn the basic elements of Taekwondo the...

Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional

London, United Kingdom
My deep interest and long experience with older people, reminiscence and dementia resulted in the publication of two products to connect the generations who can remember the 1940s and 1950s, Many Happy Returns™ Chatterbox cards. These evidence-based memory trigger cards provide more meaningful and enjoyable connection between seniors and younger people and serve to enrich...

jam1282

California
I've been piecing it together on my own since late last summer, when I learned three things: that my father has had two previously-undetected strokes, which explains his subtle personality changes; that my sister-in-law's car accident has erased entire chunks of her memory and ~ in the news ~ that many football players incur serious brain trauma, complete with untimely death.  ...

Ben H. Patient Expert

Columbus, Ohio
I grew up around food in the restaurant my family owned for more than 40 years in Mexico City. My memory is full of kitchen smells such as onion, garlic, grilled cheese, soups, stews and so many others. From a very young age I learned to love food. I find the process of cooking exciting and fulfilling and though I have inherited great recipes from my mom and my grandma I always try to come up...

Shmirshky

Los Angeles, California
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ELLEN SARVER DOLGEN   Ellen Sarver Dolgen is active in promoting health and wellness in America. She currently serves on the Community Advisory Board of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. She was a founding member of Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, on the founding board of Angel Charity for Children, and on the board for San Diego Hospice....