Ladislav. Volicer, MD, PhD, FAAN, FGSA s currently the Courtesy Full Professor at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, and has also appointments at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic and at the University of Western Sydney. Thirty years ago, he introduced structured palliative care for patients with advanced dementia which focused on quality of life, dignity and comfort instead of prolongation of life at all costs. Dr. Volicer investigated various aspects of dementia care, including behavioral symptoms, medical complications and eating difficulties. He published over 300 articles and chapters and edited seven books on clinical management of dementia.