Pulling Back The Curtain on Alzheimer's Disease: A Personal Journey with Robyn Yale, Ruth Gay and guests.
An Alzheimer's diagnosis can be terrifying, not only for the patient, but for family and friends as well. Panelists draw on over 25 years of experience to discuss the issues posed by early-stage Alzheimer's disease. A person with Alzheimer's disease and a family member join the presentation to share their personal story- The Commonwealth Club of California
Ruth Gay is the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the Alzheimerâ€™s Association.
Robyn Yale, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., has over 20 years of experience in the fields of aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD). In 1986, she pioneered an innovative support group for people with early stage AD and their families. She was among the first to fuel the growth in early stage awareness and services through her research and clinical practice, and by facilitating collaboration between professionals around the world in this area.
Ms. Yale's early stage support group model has been widely replicated nationally and internationally through her book and training workshops. She has become a leading expert, educator and advocate in the field of early dementia, and in 2002, she received the MindAlert Award from the American Society on Aging.
Based in San Francisco, California, USA, she currently works independently and as a consultant to the Alzheimer's Association and other organizations.