The Dementia Tool All Care Providers Should Have

Free Infographics on the Signs, Causes, Prevention & Treatment of Dementia

Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA

My wife Rebecca was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease when she was just 53 years old.

I cared for her for nine heartbreaking years until she passed in 2016. My three daughters and I intimately know the challenges of being a caregiver for a loved one in cognitive decline.

The journey we took together inspired me to shift my career to focus on dementia diagnosis and treatment.

Every day, I live to serve individuals, couples, and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. And when it comes to dementia outcomes, I just can’t say it enough:

Early Intervention Matters.

Which is why I’m giving you exclusive access to free, downloadable infographics that you can review, print out, laminate, and keep — or share with others at your clinical site.

These valuable resources put the stats, signs, causes, prevention, and treatment of dementia at your fingertips…

They're tools I believe every care provider should have. Here is the first, which highlights the signs of dementia:


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Meet the Expert:
Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA, is dually trained as a physician and mental health counselor. He was the primary care partner for his late wife, Rebecca, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2008 at age 53 and died in 2016 after a 9-year journey.

Following training at the Mayo Clinic, Ed was a practicing academic radiation oncologist for 23 years, at Mayo then Wake Forest School of Medicine. In 2010, inspired by Rebecca’s journey, his medical interest shifted to dementia diagnosis and treatment, and with his additional training in mental health counseling, he founded the Memory Counseling Program in 2011, part of the Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and the Sticht Center on Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The program serves individuals, couples, and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.

Along with coauthors Dr. Gary Chapman and Deborah Barr, in 2016 Ed wrote Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey, which describes his moving personal story of caring for Rebecca coupled with an innovative use of the five love languages in dementia counseling. His newest books, The Dementia Care Partner’s Workbook and A Leader’s Manual for Dementia Care-Partner Support Groups, were released in June 2019.

Ed speaks locally, regionally, and nationally to audiences of dementia-focused healthcare professionals and care partners on the dementia journey. His dynamic, interactive speaking style and expertise as doctor, counselor, and caregiver resonate with those he shares with.

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Topic: Dementia

Tags: Dementia

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