Busby-Whitehead Featured in HealthWell Foundation Blog | Newsroom – UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine

The HealthWell Foundation recently featured Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, on its Real World Health Care blog. In the post, Busby-Whitehead discusses misinformation about Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other aging-related conditions.


In a HealthWell Foundation blog post titled “Alzheimer’s Disease: Better Care Starts with Trusted Information,” Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, discusses misinformation about Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other aging-related conditions. Busby-Whitehead is the chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, director of the Center for Aging and Health, and M. Andrew Greganti Distinguished Professor of Medicine.

She also highlights the need for finding trusted information from legitimate sources rather than relying on claims made by so-called Alzheimer’s treatments. Busby-Whitehead emphasizes geriatricians’ vital role in caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Specifically, she elaborates on how geriatricians help Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers to distinguish fact from fiction when considering Alzheimer’s treatments.

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