The tech community has a wonderfully constructive attitude about solving the world's problems in ways that apply its methods to things that might otherwise seem unorthodox. One of my great professional privileges was meeting and working for two years on Open Media Network with Silicon Valley legend Mike Homer, who has been laid low for more than a year with a fast-moving dementia called Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD). Mike's friends in the tech community raised $7 million for CJD research at the University of California San Francisco. Now, the UCSF Memory and Aging Center has entered a partnership with YouTube kicking off UCSF's "Defeat Dementia" campaign, inspired by Mike's situation but encompassing several other dementias that devastate victims' lives and their families across the globe.
All Things Digital/BoomTown's Kara Swisher has a very nice column on this today and it has several links to information about this effort. Please take the time to check it out. Link: BoomTown. --Dennis