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Edward Shaw, MD, MA

Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA, is dually trained as a physician and a mental health counselor. He is the primary care partner for his wife, Rebecca, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at age 54. He was a practicing radiation oncologist for 23 years. In 2010, inspired by Rebecca’s journey, his medical interest shifted to dementia diagnosis and treatment, and with his additional training in mental health counseling, he founded the Memory Counseling Program that is now part of Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His moving personal story of caring for his wife, coupled with his innovative use of the five love languages in dementia counseling, inspired the central message of Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Edward Shaw has ownership in Embodies Labs and has an employment relationship with Empath Education. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Edward Shaw has no relevant non-financial relationships.