Age On! Friendship, Community and Dementia
This talk, the first of the 2012 Wisconsin Academy Age On Series, was presented by Susan H. and John T. McFadden. Susan McFadden is a psychology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Her current research addresses late-life relationships, especially among people who have dementia. John McFadden is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ who served in parish ministry for 34 years, including 23 years as senior pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Appleton. He recently retired as the first workplace chaplain for Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin. The couple's book, "Aging Together: Dementia, Friendship, and Flourishing Communities," was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2011.
The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters organized this Academy Evening event, which took place April 26, 2012, at UW-Fox Valley in Menasha.
Duration: 1 hr. 21 min.
Collection: Wisconsin Academy Evenings
Interest Area: Culture
Keywords: Contemporary issues, older Americans, aging, medical research, Alzheimer's disease
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