About Bill

Dr. Bill Beckwith has been studying, researching, and teaching about memory for more than forty years. He earned advanced degrees in Experimental Psychology and Clinical Psychology from The Ohio State University.


His extensive career as an educator spans decades of teaching students in preschool, junior high school, and graduate school. As a Professor at the University of North Dakota, Dr. Beckwith was honored with several teaching awards. As a researcher, he broadened our knowledge of neuroscience, learning, and memory. He has published extensively in these fields.

During the twenty-five years before his retirement, Dr. Beckwith focused on the needs of people with memory loss and their caregivers by developing important new approaches and programs. He was clinical director and co-founder of the Memory Disorders Clinic in Fort Myers, Florida. He also established the Department of Behavioral Health and created the innovative Center for Excellence in Memory Care for a large, continuing- care retirement community.


Aware of the increasing need for practical knowledge about memory, this renowned educator brings his expertise to broader audiences. Dr. Beckwith and his wife, Pamela, are founders of the Life and Memory Center, an educational resource company dedicated to aiding people in planning and managing their memory assets through seminars, work- shops, publications, and consultations.


Dr. Beckwith lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with his artist wife, Pamela, and their cat, Vanna.