Cordula Dick-Muehlke, Ph.D.
Alzheimer's Disease: What this Means for the Caregiver
Dr. Cordula Dick-Muehlke, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Family Services Center, affiliated with Hoag Neurosciences Center of Excellence, joins the show to discuss the importance of early detection in Alzheimer's patients; what signs to look for, how to detect this debilitating disease and what can be done. Also, she will discuss the affect it takes on the caregiver and services that are available to them.
Cordula Dick-Muehlke, Ph.D., Executive Director, Alzheimer's Family Services Center - Cordula Dick-Muelkhe, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has served as the executive director for Alzheimer's Family Services Center for nearly 12 years. A member of the Department of Community Medicine at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Dr.Dick-Muelkhe has dedicated her career to bettering the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their families. Considered an expert in dementia care, Dr.Dick-Muelkhe also holds an appointment with the Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia at University of California, Irvine. She has worked in the field of Alzheimer's disease since 1984, and has served as Chair of the State of California Health and Human Services Agency's Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Committee, and the President of the California Association of Adult Day Services. Dr.Dick-Muelkhe holds a bachelor's degree in English from Portland State University, a master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of Portland, and a master's degree in theology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California.