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    To Al Baum, With Gratitude and Love

    To Al Baum, With Gratitude and Love

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– I first met Al in 2001 when he attended Openhouse’s inaugural event. I remember how gracious Al was when Jeanette (Jeanette Gurevitch, 1948–2003) and I spoke…

    Mental Health Services Needed to Treat Emotional Distress During the Pandemic

    Mental Health Services Needed to Treat Emotional Distress During the Pandemic

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Jan is a 71-year-old lesbian and a diabetic. She lives alone and prides herself on her independence. She is quick to tell you she is a happily…

    Poetry and Palliative Care

    Poetry and Palliative Care

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– An email announcing a poetry writing workshop from the UCSF MERI (Making Education Relevant and Integrated) Center caught my eye. Intrigued, I reached out to the…

    Study Shows Cognitive Health Disparities Between LGB and Heterosexual Older Adults

    Study Shows Cognitive Health Disparities Between LGB and Heterosexual Older Adults

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Dr. Ning Hsieh, a Michigan State University sociologist, is the lead author of a groundbreaking first study to assess cognitive health disparities between lesbian, gay, bisexual…

    Advice for Caregivers and People Living with Dementia

    Advice for Caregivers and People Living with Dementia

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Shelly has been living with Alzheimer’s for several years now. Her wife Joan is her caregiver. Joan emailed me in search of a referral to someone who…

    COVID, Community, and Living with Dementia

    COVID, Community, and Living with Dementia

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Adriana Sanchez, Care Consultant for Family Caregivers Alliance (FCA), recently shared the following with me for the San Francisco Bay Times: “Peter, a gay man in…

    There Is No Going Back

    There Is No Going Back

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Mary Walsh and Beverly Nance are a lesbian couple in their late 60s and early 70s. They had been together for decades when they decided to…

    Alzheimer’s Research Update: Highlights from the 2020 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

    Alzheimer’s Research Update: Highlights from the 2020 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– At the recent virtual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), several studies reported groundbreaking news of a newly developed, inexpensive, accessible, and highly accurate blood test (p…

    It’s About Time

    It’s About Time

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– A generation united is demanding an end to racial injustice and police violence. I have been involved in movement politics almost all of my adult life;…

    The Time for Action Is Now

    The Time for Action Is Now

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– This Pride my heart is heavy and filled with grief and anger for the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many other…

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