Walter Dawson, D. Phil., is an expert on aging and health policy issues. He is also a lifelong advocate for people living with Alzheimer disease and their caregivers. Dawson’s research interests include comparative health policy, long-term services and supports financing, and public policies that support people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. He is based in Portland, Ore.
Despite prevailing attitudes, the disease affects all generations, he says
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