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Wayne A. Caron, Ph. D., L.M.F.T., was a faculty member in the Department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota. Dr. Caron had worked for eighteen years as a family therapist and researcher in Alzheimer's disease, and he maintained a clinical practice and group program that helps families cope with progressive dementia. Dr. Caron had made numerous presentations to the Gerontological Society of America, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Medical Directors Association, and the Alzheimer's Association.  Sadly, Dr. Caron has passed away August 24, 2007 unexpectedly.  Waynes Memorial.

James J. Pattee, MD
James J. Pattee, M.D., was a physician in clinical family practice for approximately 30 years. He served as medical director for North Ridge Care Center - a large nursing home in Minneapolis with a 100 bed Alzheimer's unit. Dr. Pattee is a former board member of the American Geriatric Society and a past president of the American Medical directors Association. He was professor emeritus, Department of Family Practice and Community Health, University of Minnesota. Dr. Pattee is the author of two previous books: Medical Direction in the Nursing Home: Principles and Concepts for Physician-Administrators and Health Care Future: Defining the Argument, Healing the Debate. Dr. Pattee passed away several years ago

Orlo J. Otteson, MA
Orlo J. Otteson, MA, a writer, educator, and social analyst, has taught English and American Studies at both the secondary and university levels, and has edited and coauthored several books in the health care area. He currently serves as president of the Center for Value Inquiry, Saint Paul Minnesota.