G. Allen Power, M.D., is a board-certified internist and geriatrician and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester, New York. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians—American Society of Internal Medicine, and an international educator on transformational models of care for older adults, particularly those living with changing cognitive abilities.
Dr. Power’s first edition of Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care was named a 2010 Book of the Year (in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing) by the American Journal of Nursing. He served on the technical advisory panel for the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for their national antipsychotic reduction initiative. Dr. Power was interviewed for the film Alive Inside, winner of the Audience Award for Best U.S. Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. He also was a member of the Scientific Program Committee and a keynote speaker for Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference 2015 in Perth, Western Australia.
Dr. Power was named one of “Five Leaders of Tomorrow” by Long-Term Living Magazine in May 2013. His second book, Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being, was originally published by Health Professions Press in 2014 and was re-released as a revised edition to coincide with the publication of the second edition of Dementia Beyond Drugs.
An accomplished musician and songwriter, Dr. Power’s music has been performed on three continents. His song of elder autonomy, “If You Don’t Mind,” was performed by Peter, Paul, and Mary, and Walter Cronkite used his song “I’ll Love Your Forever” in a 1995 Discovery Channel documentary on American families.