Making it Personal - Dr. Nathaniel Chin – Dementia Matters Podcast
Most of us know at least one person with a serious illness, and wish we could do something so they didn’t have to suffer. We think about the ways in which we can help, from taking them to doctor’s appointments to researching treatment options, to simply holding their hand. We care about them, and want to do whatever we can to support them in their health and wellbeing.
When Nathaniel Chin, already a doctor in emergency medicine, found that his father had received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, he shifted his focus to geriatrics in an aim to support the research and treatment of dementia and other types of cognitive disease.
It is estimated that nearly 6 million Americans are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, making it the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Working with the University of Wisconsin, including the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, as well as The Initiative to End Alzheimer’s, Dr. Chin has spearheaded the podcast, Dementia Matter…