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  • 10/20/16
    John Trojanowski and Virginia Man-Yee Lee of the Perelman School of Medicine have been conducting Alzheimer’s research for more than 30 years, and have made three major discoveries—all of which have become strong foundations for those working on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders around the world.
  • 10/02/16
    The story of Mary Casavecchia and the house she won't leave began decades ago. There was a brief, disastrous marriage to a man who made her heart flutter, then abandoned her. She was on her own, raising two children on a bookkeeper's pay.
  • 09/29/16
    Choosing the right words can help adult children have conversations - rather than fights - with aging parents about living circumstances.
  • 09/14/16
    John Irving and Colum McCann. I shall remember their names until my dying days.My friend Anna’s son is spending a year of high school in the U.S. and she asked me what books a young German should read to understand America, and so I was drawing up a list: Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, Morrison’s Beloved, and so on. And then I got stuck.
  • 08/29/16
    Renee Packel knew her husband, Arthur, was having memory problems. What she didn't realize was how quickly his confusion would thrust them into financial ruin. By the time she took Arthur to the Penn Memory Center to be screened for dementia, it was too late. He'd made a series of catastrophic financial decisions that wiped out their life savings. They lost their condo, and at the age of 75, Renee Packel had to take a job as a receptionist.

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