September 2018

A Professor Becomes the Student: An Education in Life and Autism

by Rajiv Mehta.

Caring Conversation — Tova Cooper Tova Cooper studied at UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and UC Irvine. Now, in her second collegiate teaching position, Tova is a professor in the Department of Humanities at San José State University. An educator through and through, Tova’s teaching abilities took on new meaning when her first son, Leo, was…

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A Call To Action for World Alzheimer’s Day

by Rajiv Mehta.

Last December I joined fifty colleagues from around the world for a Salzburg Global Seminar on Changing Minds: Innovations in Dementia Care and Dementia-Friendly Communities. I wrote about that extraordinary experience here: Sharing Knowledge & Building Collaborations: Dementia in the Alps. Today, on World Alzheimer’s Day, we publish A Call To Action for innovative, transformative,…

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A Lifetime Social Worker Brings His Caregiving Experience Home

by Rajiv Mehta.

Caring Conversation — Jim Ramoni Jim Ramoni’s entire professional career has been in the Santa Clara County (California) Social Services Agency, dating back to 1990 as an entry level social worker in child welfare. Since 2013 he has been the Director of the Department of Adult and Aging Services. He has a Master of Social…

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A Communication Specialist “Connects the Dots” & Establishes Alzheimer’s Nonprofit

by Rajiv Mehta.

(T-shirt translated: “Do not underestimate memory loss”) Caring Conversation — DY Suharya DY Suharya is the Founder of Alzheimer’s Indonesia and the Regional Director of Alzheimer’s Disease International Asia Pacific. She has more than 20 years’ experience in public health, public/private partnerships, and communications. DY is an Ashoka Fellow and a Salzburg Global Fellow. DY…

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An Actor Becomes a Caregiver in the Production of a Lifetime

by Rajiv Mehta.

Caring Conversation — Ron Simons Ron Simons is an award winning Broadway and film producer and actor, and the founder/CEO of Simonsays Entertainment. Ron and Raj have been friends for over 30 years. As such, they’ve talked about just about everything, from jobs to kids to homemaking and back again. But this time, Raj wanted…

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