Betsy Abramson, Deputy Director, Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, shares the history, origins, definitions and examples of ageism in the United States. Abramson explores the language use that is commonly used to perpetuate ageism and offers recommendations to combat the stereotypes.
Ahmed Afifi, Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UW School of Medicine and Public Health and Catherine Accardi, Migraine Surgery Patient, discuss migraine pain relief through a simple nerve decompression procedure. After the treatment, approximately one-third of Dr. Afifi’s patients were relieved of their migraine pain.
Elizabeth Chapman, Clinical Assistant Professor, Geriatrics, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, describes the risks of hospitalization, looks at factors which contribute to the risk, explores tactics to reduce the risk of hospitalization and introduces resources for older adults.
Bill Sugden, Professor of Oncology, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, UW-Madison, discusses Burkitt’s Lymphoma which is caused by Epstein-Barr virus. Sugden discusses the discovery of the disease and the work being done to develop therapies to treat this common cancer.
Joseph Zorek, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, UW-Madison, discusses common medication-related problems, provides tips to avoid medication errors and explains how to work with a pharmacist to manage medications.
Franny Van Nevel, Advance Care Planning Instructor, UW Hospital & Clinics, discusses how to make end of life decisions based on your values and goals. Van Nevel covers how to choose a health care decision-maker and explains how to complete an advance directive.
Sylvia Mackey, Co-Founder, John Mackey Fund, Inc., shares the story of her husband, John Mackey, a National Football League tight end, his battle with Frontal Temporal Dementia (FTD) and her advocacy work with football related illnesses.
Melanie Buhr-Lawler, Clinical Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders, UW-Madison, Rachael Jocewicz and Timothy Kuckuk, Research Assistants, Communication Sciences & Disorders, UW-Madison, discuss the Wisconsin Idea Outreach projects which focus on hearing loss prevention in rural workers and farmers.
Tom Hlavacek, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association of SE Wisconsin, discusses the efforts underway to educate and transform communities to care for a growing population of people with dementia.
Meredith Leigh, Advocate, National Meningitis Association, Sarah Van Orman, Executive Director, University Health Services, UW-Madison, and Craig Roberts, Epidemiologist and Physician Assistant, University Health Services, UW-Madison, discuss the signs and symptoms of bacterial meningitis and the need for prompt diagnosis and proper treatment.