Be a part of us as Dr. Cindy Weinstein and Dr. Bruce Miller talk about writing a memoir that mixes literature and neurology so as to inform the story of Cindy’s father’s early onset Alzheimer’s Illness. Discovering the Proper Phrases: A Story of Literature, Grief, and the Mind (forthcoming Johns Hopkins College Press, September 2021) guides readers via the feelings and grief that many households expertise, whereas giving them information about dementia that they should care for his or her family members.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr. Cindy Weinstein is the Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of American Literature on the California Institute of Expertise. Along with writing Finding the Right Words: A Story of Literature, Grief, and the Brain with Dr. Bruce Miller, she has written three monographs and edited 4 volumes on American literature. She teaches programs in ladies’s fiction, Black literature, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe. She is at the moment Vice Provost and Chief Range Officer.
Dr. Bruce Miller holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at UC San Francisco, the place he directs the Reminiscence and Ageing Middle. As a behavioral neurologist whose work emphasizes brain-behavior relationships, he has reported on the emergence of creative capability, character, cognition, and emotion with the onset of neurodegenerative illness. He’s the principal investigator of the NIH-sponsored Alzheimer’s Illness Analysis Middle and program mission on frontotemporal dementia. Moreover, he helps lead the Tau Consortium, the Bluefield Undertaking to Treatment Frontotemporal Dementia, and the World Mind Well being Institute. He was awarded the Potamkin Prize from the American Academy of Neurology, and has been elected to the Nationwide Academy of Medication.