Senate passes bill to protect against wandering

Thursday, August 25, 2016The U.S. Senate unanimously voted July 14 in favor of a measure to fund tracking devices for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders who are prone to wandering. Kevin and Avonte’s Law, sponsored by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) and Chuck…

Art therapy and Alzheimer’s treatment – the latest Rooted in Rights podcast is here

Tuesday, March 15, 2016In our latest episode, we discuss the relationship between art and Alzheimer’s treatment with Marilyn Raichle. Raichle has contributed considerable insight to our societal understanding of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. She is the founder of The Art of

Informed consent, sex and dementia on trial in Iowa rape case

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Informed Consent, Alzheimer’s, Sex in Iowa
An Iowa jury ruled April 22 that a man is not guilty of raping his wife, who at the time of the alleged sexual act, was arguably unable to consent due to her Alzheimers.…

Avonte’s Law reintroduced

Monday, January 26, 2015
Bill to fund tracking devices
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has reintroduced a bill that would create a permanent federal funding stream for voluntary tracking devices for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, to reduce safety risks associated with wandering. The bill,…

(Video) Recent film explores the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and the strength of family through two generations

Tuesday, October 14, 2014Pamela White wished to immortalize her memories of her mother, Marian Williams Steele, through writing a book about the respected artist who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in 2001. However, a year into the project, White herself was diagnosed with…