Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
Guest Host: Melinda Penkava
Asperger’s syndrome is a neurological disorder, a form of autism. People with Asperger’s typically are very verbal and high-functioning, yet still have characteristics of autism. We’ll look at the range of severity within autism, and learn about the latest research into Asperger’s and autism.
Rebecca Landa recommends the book "Asperger’s Syndrome" by Tony Attwood
- Valerie Paradiz author of "Elijah's Cup" (Free Press) and parent of a child with Asperger's syndrome
- Rebecca Landa director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute
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