UC Davis professor helps with Alzheimer’s care. Why her work goes beyond the office

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Oanh Meyer, an assistant adjunct professor with the University of California, Davis, discusses her work with Alzheimer’s disease in her office at the UC Davis Department of Neurology in Sacramento. THEODORA YU TYU@SACBEE.COM

By Theadora Yu for the Sacramento Bee on December 30, 2019

"Oanh Meyer is no stranger to Alzheimer’s disease. Her everyday life revolves around caring for those who suffer from the ailment.

Meyer’s office is at the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Sacramento. But her care goes beyond the clinic: Her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a progressive disease that commonly causes dementia and has no cure.

As a primary caregiver herself, the University of California, Davis assistant adjunct professor understands the challenges, barriers and emotional burdens that come with that role — especially for newer immigrants — but are often ignored or dismissed."

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