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Alzheimer and memory palaces: Kasper Bormans
Kasper Bormans is currently working on his PhD as a member of the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences (KULeuven). The primary objective of his research project is to enhance memory for familiar faces and to improve the quality of life of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their significant others through innovative communication strategies.
In his TED talk, Kasper will talk about his research concerning Alzheimer’s disease, and how powerful research, technology and communication come together and help shape the happiness of patients by having a positive impact on activities of daily living, independency, quality of life and reduced costs for society.
The Model of Hope: Daniel Simkin and Ethan Wasserman
Daniel Simkin is the co-founder and co-director of HopeBook, Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to help cancer patients. He was born and raised in Venezuela. In 1997 he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and the doctors’ prognosis revealed that Daniel would only live for two months. He not only survived and lived past those two months, but he fought cancer for a year. He remembers that there were 23 other children in the Cancer Ward at that time who were also battling this horrible disease, of which he is one of only three survivors from that group. Today he has been cancer free for 15 years. For Daniel, cancer has changed his entire viewpoint on life, and he really enjoys helping cancer patients. Daniel is the co-founder and co-director of HopeBook, Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to help cancer patients.
Currently, Daniel lives and studies in New York City. He is majoring in Business Management and minoring in Mathematics at Yeshiva University and will be graduating in 2014. Daniel is a serial entrepreneur who, at 22 years of age, has created six different companies. Daniel plans to continue dedicating his time to those with cancer.
Ethan Wasserman is a co-founder of HopeBook, a non-profit that helps young cancer patients through the tough challenges they face everyday. His co-founder suffered from cancer and realized that even simple questions like, “Why is this happening to me?” are hard to answer. HopeBook was started to provide these answers and stop patients from feeling alone. HopeBook is a community project dedicated to creating, distributing and providing hope to patients in the form of a book. This interactive diary is a collection of information, games, health facts and stories of people who overcame the same struggles and are alive and thriving today. It provides a vision of a future to patients by sharing stories of many others who survived the same disease. It has created a network of friends who use their experiences to help current patients. Ethan graduated Yeshiva University with degreesin Psychology and Political Science. He is currently a Presidential Fellow for the Sy Syms School of Business at YU.
Daphne Miller: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing
“Daphne Miller talks about her new book: Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing.
Family physician Daphne Miller long suspected that farming and medicine were intimately linked.
Increasingly disillusioned by mainstream medicine’s mechanistic approach to healing and fascinated by the farming revolution that is changing the way we think about our relationship to the earth, Miller left her medical office and traveled to seven innovative family farms across the country to better understand the connections between sustainable agriculture and the health of her patients.
The product of her adventures is Farmacolog: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing, a compelling new vision for health and healing and a treasure trove of farm-to-body lessons that have immense value in our daily lives.”
Salo Grabinsky on “Incapacity Planning: Preparing for the Possibility of Owner Dementia”
When alzheimer’s disease or related illnesses affect the owner of a family business, the individual, their family, their business, and their estate planning are all powerfully impacted. In this video, Salo Grabinsky describes the impact of these illnesses, and encourages families-in-business and their professional advisors to take specific steps to prepare for this potential challenge.
Paul and David Karofsky on “Senior Gen and Next Gen Working Together Effectively”
What helps to bridge the generational divide in a family business? In this video interview, Paul Karofsky and David Karofsky describe what has helped them to work together effectively — and what steps can help other parents and their adult children to succeed.
Enabling Others To Pursue Their Passion
What did you want to be when you were younger? What are you passionate about now? Nicholas Hinrichsen tells us about one of his most rewarding life experiences: how enabling others to pursue their passion has been just as fulfilling as finding his own
What is Inspiration?: Julia Selinger
Cancer survivor and inspirational speaker, Julia Selinger describes her journey through Cancer and outlines how she maintained a positive attutide.