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Friends Webinar "Finding the Right Words: A Memoir about Alzheimer’s, Literature, & Neurology"

The Caltech Y Presents "Finding the Right Words: A Memoir about Alzheimer’s, Literature, and Neurology" Prof. Cindy Weinstein Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of American Literature at the California Institute of Technology & Dr. Bruce Miller A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor in Neurology Director, Memory and Aging Center Co-Director, Global Brain Health Institute

at UC San Francisco

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

5:00pm - 6:00 PT

Webinar is Free but Registration is Required

There will be an opportunity drawing for a signed copy of the book for those who sign up for the webinar by June 18th and are in attendance during the webinar. Please contact us at if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing all of you!

Join us as Prof. Cindy Weinstein and Dr. Bruce Miller discuss writing a memoir that combines literature and neurology in order to tell the story of Cindy’s father’s early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. The book guides readers through the emotions and grief that many families experience, while giving them knowledge about dementia that they need to care for their loved ones.

Prof. Cindy Weinstein is the Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of American Literature at the California Institute of Technology. In addition to writing Finding the Right Words: A Story of Literature, Grief, and the Brain (forthcoming Johns Hopkins University Press, September 2021) with Dr. Bruce Miller, she has written three monographs and edited four volumes on American literature. She teaches courses in women’s fiction, Black literature, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe. She is currently Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer. Dr. Bruce Miller holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at UC San Francisco where he directs the Memory and Aging Center. As a behavioral neurologist whose work emphasizes brain-behavior relationships, he has reported on the emergence of artistic ability, personality, cognition, and emotion with the onset of neurodegenerative disease. He is the principal investigator of the NIH-sponsored Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and program project on frontotemporal dementia. Additionally, he helps lead the Tau Consortium, the Bluefield Project to Cure Frontotemporal Dementia, and the Global Brain Health Institute. He was awarded the Potamkin Award from the American Academy of Neurology and elected to the National Academy of Medicine. ***The Caltech Y is an independent, student-driven non-profit that relies on contributions from individuals and organizations. Please consider joining the Caltech Y family and become a Friend of the Y. ***

This webinar is free, but please register to guarantee your spot. Once registered, the Zoom link will be sent a few days before the event.


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