Katrien Goethals is Partner at the Institute for the Advancement of Health and Wellbeing: Dementia/Alzheimer’s. She lectures on dementia, facilitates groups for caregivers, and moderates a podcast that is part of a larger project to examine Alzheimer’s and Dementia from a public policy, public relations, and advocacy perspective. In all this work, Goethals brings her perspective as a family member and caregiver and world view from growing up in Belgium.
In this podcast, Helen Osborne talks with Katrien Goethals about:
- Dementia, a cognitive impairment decline that affects mental functioning. There are many types of dementia that can affect people of all ages.
- Dementia is a looming, yet under-recognized, public health crisis worldwide. Yet there is no definitive way to prevent or treat dementia.
- How listeners can help raise awareness, educate, and advocate. Examples from many perspectives including public health, clinical settings, and as family members, caregivers, and friends.
More Ways to Learn:
- Alzheimer’s Association, https://www.alz.org
- Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, https://www.alzinfo.org
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Chapter 19 is especially relevant to this podcast, “Know Your Audience: Emotions and Cognition.”