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James C. Appleby, RPh, MPH, is the executive director and chief executive officer of The Gerontological Society of America, the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,400-plus members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers and the general public.

We Can Do Better

James Appleby | October 22, 2013
It's a scene that plays out daily in exam rooms across the country. The aging patient, accompanied by a caregiver, is seeing his or her physician and a discussion starts regarding the patient's memory.