Front-Cover-1.pngMay-June 2022 | Volume 105 | Issue 3

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IN THIS ISSUE

Dementia can seem like a particularly cruel disease, robbing individuals of memories, insight and the ability to interact with those around them. In short, it takes away many of the things that make each of us who we are. But there is no shortage of research on how to diagnose, treat and prevent dementia. Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota are in the forefront of dementia research.


Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

DEMENTIA

Digging deep on dementia

Researchers across Minnesota seek to understand, diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
BY SUZY FRISCH


Providing help for patients and caregivers

The Dementia Resource Center in St. Cloud hopes to be a center of excellence for dementia care that can provide a model for other communities.
BY PATRICK ZOOK, MD


Resources for physicians

Physicians have access to a variety of dementia resources to share with patients and caregivers.
BY LINDA PICONE


Online program for dementia therapy

MOVING Together combines physical movements and mind-body awareness.
BY LINDA PICONE


FEATURES

Poison Control System

This one-stop service at Hennepin Healthcare has been providing poison information to physicians, health systems and individuals for 50 years.
BY LINDA PICONE


Food insecurity during COVID

A phone survey revealed that more households worried about affording food during the pandemic.
BY VIKRAM J. CHRISTIAN MBBS, CNSC; JONI GEPPERT, MPH, RDN, LN; AND DIANA B. CUTTS, MD


Twin Cities Food Justice

Twin Cities nonprofit helps ensure that edible food gets to those who need it, rather than going into the trash.
BY ANN HILL


EDITOR'S NOTE

Growing in response to a disaster

BY COLIN WEST, MD, PHD


ETHICS

Must a physician honor a patient’s demand for unsubstantiated treatment?

BY JOEL WU, JD, MPH, MA, HEC-C; JAIME KONERMAN- SEASE, PHD; AND JUSTIN PENNY, DO, MA


COMMENTARY

Health Systems Science helps medical students understand the systemic dynamics of healthcare.

BY LEIF OLSON, MD


Surgical residents can suffer vicarious trauma; a structured program can help address their needs.

BY EMILY J. ZOLFAGHARI, MD; ALEXANDER M. KUEHNE, BA; ARCHANA RAMASWAMY, MBA, MD; CHRISTOPHER J. TIGNANELLI, MD; AND AIMEE MURRAY, PSYD, LP
 

THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE

The Physician Advocate / MMA NEWS

The MMA's report on policy, people and politicsNominations for MMA officers now open. In-person networking events return. Act that addresses healthcare worker burnout becomes law. MMA Board policy on public option.


RESEARCH

Cohorting patients during COVID meant better outcomes.

BY LINDA PICONE


ON CALL

Scott Stevens, MD, MPH, and Dan Pfeifle, MD