The Chin Family

Dr. Nathaniel Chin chose to become a doctor because of his father, Moe Chin, who was a physician in his hometown of Watertown, Wisconsin. However, when his dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Chin changed his career focus to geriatrics and moved from California to Wisconsin to help his mother as a caregiver to his father. More than 5.5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, and many millions more are caregivers to a loved one.

Dr. Nate Chin with his father, Moe
Dr. Nate Chin with his father, Moe

Today, Dr. Chin sees patients in the UW Health Memory Clinic and is medical director at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention. Remembering all the questions he had when his father was diagnosed, Dr. Chin provides information about Alzheimer’s disease through the podcast he hosts, Dementia Matters. Through interviews and discussions with researchers and experts on topics ranging from gender differences in Alzheimer’s disease, stress and brain health, medical treatments, and prevention factors, Dr. Chin works to relate information to the many families like his own, who are living with the uncertainty of memory loss.

Although Dr. Chin’s father succumbed to the disease, he continues to honor his father’s memory through his work.

Please join Nate in advancing a cure through research, education and social responsibility with your support of the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can improve lives and build a future without Alzheimer’s disease — in Wisconsin and beyond.