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John Zeisel, Ph.D.
Degrees: BA, Oriental Studies, Columbia; PhD, Sociology, Columbia University; Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Books: "I’m Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer’s Care" (Penguin/Avery, 2009); "Inquiry by Design: Environment / Behavior / Neuroscience in Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, & Planning—2nd edition" (W. W. Norton, 2006.)

Teaching: Professor, Dept of Midwifery, Nursing and Aboriginal Studies, Wollongong University, (Australia); Visiting Professor, School of the Built Environment, Salford University (UK); Lecturer, Interuniversity program on nonpharmacological approaches to Alzheimer’s. University of Paris VII Diderot and University of Paris VI Paul et Marie Curie; Former teaching positions at: Harvard University, Department of Architecture; McGill University, Departments of Sociology and Architecture; University of Minnesota, Department of Architecture,

Awards & Appointments: Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Career Award; Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) Board of Directors

Positions: Founder and President, the I’m Still here Foundation and Hearthstone Alzheimer Care

Blog Entries by John Zeisel, Ph.D.

How to Respond to a Person With Dementia Who Is Angry

1 Comments | Posted November 14, 2011 | 15:11:46 (EST)

This blog is the second in a series by the same authors on "How to Respond to a Person With Dementia Who Is..."

Co-written by Nettie Harper, MSRS and Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

"Go away, you thief," Margaret screamed when her son knocked on the door of her room. "You stole...

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'Dear Mr. President:' A Letter From America's Dementia Patients

Posted August 28, 2011 | 13:55:00 (EST)

Dear Mr. President,

Please appoint a champion of non-pharmacological Alzheimer's treatment to the National Advisory Panel on Alzheimer's that you recently established pursuant to the National Alzheimer's Project Act.

Current medications can slow the advance of Alzheimer's disease in some people, but offer no hope of...

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Alzheimer's in the News: What Does it Mean?

Posted July 22, 2011 | 09:31:00 (EST)

"Want to protect against the effects of Alzheimer's? Learn another language. That's the takeaway from recent brain research ... " was the lead into recent "CBS Evening News" and "Fox News" reports.

Should we immediately go out and enroll in a French class? A headline...

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Alzheimer's: Take a Pill or Take a Walk?

Posted May 24, 2011 | 10:21:03 (EST)

Alzheimer's disease is in the news every day. Some stories offer hope, such as promises to end Alzheimer's in five years, or promises hat biological markers will make early diagnosis possible in a very short time, as if knowing that you have a dementia will help you.

Informed experts know...

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An Alzheimer's Diagnosis Isn't the End

Posted May 3, 2011 | 09:02:42 (EST)

We all hope that we, and the people we love, will not develop Alzheimer's disease--and with good reason. The truth, however, is that it is possible to have a decent life with Alzheimer's disease, even though most people don't believe it.

Almost everyone believes that Alzheimer's ravages the brain, destroys...

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