“I use my brain to wipe out Alzheimer’s by working to create better ways to assess and manage the behavioral symptoms of dementia. While memory is thought of as the primary symptom of dementia, behavioral symptoms (depression, delusions, wandering, repetitive questions, etc) are nearly universal and tend to create the most difficult management problems for people with dementia, their families and other caregivers and providers. We need to change the paradigm from knee-jerk medication use for these symptoms to a more person- and caregiver-centered approach.”