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Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA

Empath Education, LLC


Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA, is dually trained as a physician and mental health counselor. He was the primary care partner for his late wife, Rebecca, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2008 at age 53 and died in 2016 after a 9-year journey.

Following training at the Mayo Clinic, Ed was a practicing academic radiation oncologist for 23 years, at Mayo then Wake Forest School of Medicine. 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 in 2011, part of the Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and the Sticht Center on Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The program serves individuals, couples, and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.

Along with coauthors Dr. Gary Chapman and Deborah Barr, in 2016, Ed wrote Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey, which describes his moving personal story of caring for Rebecca coupled with an innovative use of the five love languages in dementia counseling. His newest books, The Dementia Care Partner’s Workbook and A Leader’s Manual for Dementia Care-Partner Support Groups, were released in June 2019.

Ed speaks locally, regionally, and nationally to audiences of dementia-focused healthcare professionals and care partners on the dementia journey. His dynamic, interactive speaking style and expertise as a doctor, counselor, and caregiver resonate with those he shares with.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Edward Shaw has an employment relationship with Wake Forest School of Medicine. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Shaw receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Edward Shaw is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Solve Challenging Dementia Behaviors: Support Family Connections and Losses as Root Causes


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Speakers:
Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA
Duration:
6 Hours 12 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 02, 2021
Product Code:
POS078095
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$109.99 - 2022 Prime CE Savings Standard - $219.99

Challenging Geriatric Behaviors


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Speakers:
Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA
Duration:
5 Hours 42 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Apr 24, 2020
Product Code:
POS078060
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$109.99 - 2022 Prime CE Savings Standard - $219.99

Dementia Certification Training: Solve Behavior Challenges & Support the Family


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Speakers:
Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA |  Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS
Duration:
18 Hours 39 Minutes
Product Code:
CRS001409-EVG
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$329.98 - HC Organic - 001409-EVG - Addressing Geriatric Challenges Standard - $659.97
Ends 07/02/2022

The Dementia Care-Partner's Workbook

A Guide for Understanding, Education, and Hope

Author:
Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA
Copyright:
2019
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 2019
Product Code:
SAM086225
Media Type:
Book
Price:
$19.95 - Standard

Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade

The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer's Journey

Author:
Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA |  Deborah Barr, MA |  Gary Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright:
2016
Publication Date:
Oct 01, 2016
Product Code:
SAM086220
Media Type:
Book
Price:
$15.99 - Standard

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