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What Does Managing a Merchandising Team Have to Do With Caretaking? For this Cancer Survivor, the Connection Lies Deep in Empathy

by Rajiv Mehta.

Caring Conversation — Marga Franklin After graduating from the University of Vermont in 2010, Marga Franklin moved west to pursue a career in the outdoor industry. Now, with nearly a decade’s experience under her belt, Marga’s made a name for herself in the merchandising and marketing realm, climbing the ranks every year for her longtime…

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Three Decades of Case Management Experience Finally Meets Its Match

by Rajiv Mehta.

Caring Conversation — Joanne Rubano Joanne Rubano is the mom to our very own editor, Julia. And with more than thirty years’ experience in the healthcare system—from ICU nurse to home healthcare business owner, to case manager—she’s seen every piece of the patientcare puzzle. But it wasn’t until her own father fell ill at age…

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Deming & Dementia at HealthXL

by Rajiv Mehta.

“How can technology and innovation make an impact on enhancing dementia care?” That was the question for a panel at the HealthXL Global Gathering, held October 4th, 2018 at the offices of GE Ventures, in the heart of the venture capital community on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park. Rajiv Mehta, CEO of Atlas of…

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When Parkinson’s is the Norm: A Nuclear Engineer Assists His Wife

by Rajiv Mehta.

Caring Conversation — Per Riggare Per Riggare lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife, their 15 year old child, and two cats. He trained as an engineer at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and has been working with nuclear waste safety for almost 25 years. Per applies his professional experiences when caring for…

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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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A Global Consultant Finds Her Purpose While Caregiving

by Rajiv Mehta.

Caring Conversation — Catherine Lelong Catherine Lelong is a brand and marketing strategy consultant involved with a handful of Bay Area-based nonprofits. She is a founding member of the Latino Giving Circle San Francisco, at the Latino Community Foundation; chairs the board at the What If? Foundation; and is a board member of the Family…

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