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Georgia Advocate Fights For Rights Of Those With Dementia

On WABE’s “Morning Edition,” Dr. Debra Tann recently spoke about her desire to advance the knowledge and conversations surrounding dementia in Georgia and points beyond.
On WABE’s “Morning Edition,” Dr. Debra Tann recently spoke about her desire to advance the knowledge and conversations surrounding dementia in Georgia and points beyond.
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After oral arguments recently, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled Obamacare would stand.

That’s after two conservative justices indicated they were unlikely to scrap the entire Affordable Care Act.

Dementia educator Dr. Debra Tann is a Georgia Alzheimer’s Congressional Team member.

And she is the author of the recently released book “The Race of Dementia.”

Tann spoke on the telephone recently to WABE’s host of “Morning Edition,” Lisa Rayam, about her desire to advance the knowledge and conversations surrounding dementia in Georgia and points beyond.

Tann advocates for people of color who, as recent studies found, are disproportionately diagnosed with all forms of dementia.

As a Congressional Team member, Tann says one “big piece” is “keeping congressional members informed and making sure legislation comes down the pipe for Alzheimer’s and related dementias and family members.”

For everyone, the key is early diagnosis and treatment, Tann stressed.

 

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