The Jay L. Foster Memorial Lecture in Alzheimer\'s Disease took place on Friday, May 16, 2008. The speaker was Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW, an associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, a Core Faculty member of the Institute on Care at the End of Life at the Duke Divinity School and a Senior Fellow of Duke’s Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. She is also the president of the Gerontological Society of America.
Her lecture, titled "We Need to Do Something: Family Decisions in Alzheimer\'s Disease," is available for online viewing here. Past Foster Lectures and other GSPH lectures can be viewed online at www.publichealth.pitt.edu/lecturearchive.
This Foster Lecture series was established by the family of the late Jay L. Foster in the hope that, by bringing experts in the field to Pittsburgh to share their knowledge with our community, they could help others who care for people with Alzheimer’s disease. This includes family members, caregivers, residential treatment staff, and other health professionals faced with the daily struggle of dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.