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How I’m Preparing for the Dementia I Believe I’ll Get

Mild to moderate dementia lasts for years — so why not make them good ones?

Illustration: Marie Mohanna

SSomewhere between a third and a half of Americans will have dementia by the time they reach 85. I assume I’m in the batch that gets it; my mother and grandmother both suffered from the disease. I don’t like it, but I’m determined to find joy no…

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Tia Powell

Tia Powell

Tia Powell, MD, wrote Dementia Reimagined, a book that asks us to see dementia in a better way. She directs the Center for Bioethics at Einstein in NYC.