Ignar Rip joins the program to discuss how to help people with dementia to live their lives to the fullest. He also reveals the role that music can play in retrieving memories and why playing music is especially important with early onset dementia.
Debra is joined by her producer, Doug Foresta, as they discuss the issue of representation- who should represent the disability community and other communities? Do you have to be a member of a community to speak for that community? And how can we lend our platform to others so that they can share their stories? Debra and Doug discuss all this and more in this episode.
Dr. Blanck is University Professor at Syracuse University, which is the highest faculty rank granted to eight prior individuals in the history of the University. He is Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University.
Dr. Blanck joins the program to discuss the benefits of universal design for all, the non-monolothic nature of the disability community, and the role that artificial intelligence, IOT and robotics can play in uplifting humanity.