Making Sense of Alzheimer’s is a creative space for people to understand the past, present and future of Alzheimer’s disease. It is an evolving forum, a gallery of ideas, a museum without walls.

Who We Are

Jason Karlawish is the Director of the Penn Neurodegenerative Disease Ethics and Policy Program, and Associate Director of the Penn Memory Center, the Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Karlawish is a Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. His research focuses on ethical and policy issues related to aging. He has investigated issues in dementia drug development, informed consent, quality of life, research and treatment decision-making, and voting by persons with dementia.

Terrence Casey is the editor of Making Sense of Alzheimer’s in addition to his role as social media and communications coordinator for the Penn Memory Center. His training in journalism led him to a variety of writing, editing and multimedia roles in State College and the Philadelphia region before coming to the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. He can be reached at 215-898-9979 or