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Second Opinion

Seen on public television stations across the country, the goal of Second Opinion is to promote good health, improve doctor/patient communication and empower viewers to take charge of their own healthcare, and in turn, help them navigate the medical system for better health outcomes.

New Host Joan Lunden

Second Opinion is proud to announce Joan Lunden as the new host.  

Joan Lunden

Second Opinion Welcomes Joan Lunden

Second Opinion with Joan Lunden is a national health initiative that reaches an engaged audience through television, web, social media, and community and national outreach. The series has been helping people become healthy, stay healthy, and navigate the healthcare system since its inception in 2004. Second Opinion with Joan Lunden uses the power and the mission of noncommercial public media to educate, promote good health, improve doctor/patient communication, and empower people to take charge of their own healthcare. Second Opinion with Joan Lunden focuses on health literacy in a way that is relevant and accessible to viewers and to physicians, in a format that engages and entertains. The program and related website and social media provide trusted health information on every platform, and the weekly television program engages viewers from across the United States as they watch doctors and patients talk through a variety of health issues from high blood pressure and cancer, to mental health and racial disparities in health.

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Do you find it frustrating to engage with a parent or loved one whose cognitive thinking is beginning to decline? If so, join us for a live conversation between Joan Lunden and Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Teepa is an occupational therapist who specializes in dementia care and dementia education. During this World Alzheimer's Month, we'll be talking about caregiving. #WorldAlzMonth #LetsTalkAboutDementia ... See MoreSee Less

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Mom still lives at home with Dad (both 90) but has been declining thru dementia for several years. Dad doesn't deal well, however and refuses to consider BOTH going into a facility. 'He doesn't need help!' How to move forward. BTW had to cancel on a Teepa in-person last spring.

What to do when siblings won't admit or even pay attention to the changes and will say "oh I do that too"

What to do when the situation my mom has dementia. She never told any of us (her children) Now she is in a nursing home (which I wish she were not in) My question: She needs 24hour care WHY is it so hard to find that type of care for in home services??? Thank You very informative live feed.

I live in Phoenix, AZ and she is in New York. I am her ONLY daughter and have been left out of her medical paperwork 😭 Listening to both of you is really making sense. Yet, me not having any medical knowledge of her medical needs. Leaves me unable to lay my own head peacefully. Forget it with my siblings!!! SMH

Do you have any tips for making an emergency department dementia friendly

Right Right Memory Care??? Beth Rauseh Mack...Yes even now when I speak to her over the phone. She really knows how to think they are saying things that are not true!!!

Glad to see you! Thank you for doing this!

So enjoyed this!! Thank you both!!

Thank you both so much! Truly a gift!

Thank you BOTH!

Hi Joan!

HI from Alaska...

Hi.

Teepa is awesome

Hi from the Berkshire Alzheimer's Partnership!

I really think I'm in crisis.

Glad you are having this interview!

Hi from Colorado!

Thanks again! ❤️

Very informative Thank you ladies

Thanks, Joan and Teepa. Great ideas.

Thanks so much for this information.

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We hope you'll join us on Monday, November 23rd at 1:00 pm (EST) for a Facebook Live conversation between Joan Lunden and Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Teepa is an occupational therapist who specializes in dementia care and dementia education. During this World Alzheimer's Month they'll be talking about caregiving. #WorldAlzMonth #LetsTalkAboutDementia ... See MoreSee Less

We hope youll join us on Monday, November 23rd at 1:00 pm (EST) for a Facebook Live conversation between Joan Lunden and Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Teepa is an occupational therapist who specializes in dementia care and dementia education. During this World Alzheimers Month theyll be talking about caregiving. #WorldAlzMonth #LetsTalkAboutDementia

It's Diabetes Awareness Month. Our host Joan Lunden speaks with CDC CDC Diabetes about reversing Prediabetes. Over 86 million Americans have prediabetes and many are unaware... #ADM2020 #diabetesawareness #prediabetes

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