Oct 7, 2012

Reflecting on PAIRS by Robert Lindsay

Even if the memory isn’t present, that doesn’t mean that Steve and I can’t enjoy time together and share a human connection.

By Max Wallack
Alzheimer's Reading Room

In Jan of 2010, I wrote an article entitled, “Teaching Young Physicians to Recognize Early Signs of Dementia.”

At that time, I wrote:
“We all know how important it is that young physicians be trained to identify early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. I wanted to share with you one program that is taking the right steps to ensure that the doctors they graduate are both knowledgeable and empathetic to these patients and their caregivers.”
The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s PAIRS Program teaches medical students about Alzheimer’s through relationships with early-stage patients. It’s clearly a wonderful program from which everyone benefits.

Click here to go to the original version as it appeared in the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center Bulletin -- BUADC. The article is on page 3.

Or, click on the words in red letters below - Reflecting on PAIRS - to enlarge the image so you can read it.

You might want to consider sharing the link to this article with others including your doctor.

Max Wallack is a student at Boston University and a Research Intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine. His great grandmother, Gertrude, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.