Dr. Corinne Self is double-board certified in internal and geriatric medicine and trained at Stanford University. After years of working in the medical field, Dr. Self founded ElderHealth, a one-of-a-kind primary care practice in Tucson, Arizona, for dementia-diagnosed patients, especially caregivers, and families who need dementia care at home.
Dr. Self became interested in medicine for vulnerable populations while volunteering with the Special Olympics and Best Buddies programs in high school. During residency, she was most struck by the failure of mainstream medicine to protect vulnerable older adults from harmful medical interventions.
She also serves on the board of a non-profit organization, Dementia Friendly Tucson, which works to help local businesses be more inclusive of people who suffer from neurocognitive disorders.
Articles by Dr. Corinne Self
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