7 episodes

Alzheimer's affects at least 30 million people worldwide, not including, of course, friends, family, and other loved ones, and that number is growing as we live longer. In this miniseries, we speak with health experts and people dealing with Alzheimer's about symptoms, causes, existing treatments, ongoing research into new therapies. We also discuss ways you can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or any other form of dementia. 

And we discuss how caregivers and loved ones can cope with Alzheimer's disease, too. 

Listen, follow and share this series with the people in your life.

For informational purposes only. Please consult a registered health professional for advice.

Alzheimer's Disease Podcast Health Unmuted

    • Health & Fitness
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Alzheimer's affects at least 30 million people worldwide, not including, of course, friends, family, and other loved ones, and that number is growing as we live longer. In this miniseries, we speak with health experts and people dealing with Alzheimer's about symptoms, causes, existing treatments, ongoing research into new therapies. We also discuss ways you can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or any other form of dementia. 

And we discuss how caregivers and loved ones can cope with Alzheimer's disease, too. 

Listen, follow and share this series with the people in your life.

For informational purposes only. Please consult a registered health professional for advice.

    What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

    What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

    Alzheimer's disease affects over 6 million Americans and counting, yet no two people with the disease are alike. Our understanding of Alzheimer’s has changed a lot over the years. In this first episode, we start with the basics: causes, risk factors, symptoms, how it affects the brain– and explain the relationship between Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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    Resources
    For information about Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's Association 


    National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

    Healthline


    Bright Focus, for more information about amyloid and tau


    MayoClinic, for more information about disease progression


    Patient Support and Advocacy Groups

    Alzheimer’s Speaks

    Alz Authors

    Alzheimer’s Association Local Chapters (US)

    Alzheimer’s Society support groups (UK)

    Dementia Friendly America

    HFC


    Guest’s Books

    Dr Andrew Budson - Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What's Normal, What's Not and What to Do About It

    Dr Jason Karlawish - The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About it

    Paul Hornback - God Still Remembers Me: Devotions for Facing Alzheimer's Disease with Faith

    Paul Hornback - My Purple Brick Road: A Faithful Battle with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease

    Dr Daniel Gibbs - A Tattoo on my Brain: A Neurologist's Personal Battle against Alzheimer's Disease

    Dr Phillip Sloane - ​​Alzheimer's Medical Advisor: A Caregiver's Guide to Common Medical and Behavioral Signs and Symptoms in Persons with Dementia 


    Get all the links and the episode transcript by visiting the website here.

    This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.

    • 16 min
    How is Alzheimer’s Diagnosed?

    How is Alzheimer’s Diagnosed?

    The first case of Alzheimer's disease was diagnosed in the early 1900s via autopsy. Science has come a long way since then, and in the not-too-distant future, we may be able to tell if someone's at risk before they even develop symptoms. In the second episode of the Alzheimer’s Podcast, we explore the latest diagnostic methods and hear from people and their loved ones about how they coped with the shock of diagnosis. 

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    Resources
    History of Alzheimer's disease


    Bright Focus 

    Alzheimer's Society


    Diagnosis information and what to expect at an appointment

    National Institute of Aging

    Alzheimer’s Society

    Alzheimer's Association

    Mayo Clinic

    Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

    Alzheimer's Association

    Cleveland Clinic


    Caregiver support 

    Family Caregiver Alliance

    Memory Cafes

    Memory Cafe Directory


    Guest’s Books

    Dr Jason Karlawish - The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About it

    Dr Jennifer Bute - Dementia from the Inside: A Doctor's Personal Journey of Hope

    Anthony Copeland Parker - Running All Over The World: Our Race Against Early-Onset Alzheimer's

    Paul Hornback - God Still Remembers Me: Devotions for Facing Alzheimer's Disease with Faith

    Paul Hornback - My Purple Brick Road: A Faithful Battle with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease

    Dr Daniel Gibbs - A Tattoo on my Brain: A Neurologist's Personal Battle against Alzheimer's Disease


    Get all the links and the episode transcript by visiting the website here.

    This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.

    • 16 min
    What are the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?

    What are the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?

    Despite significant breakthroughs in medical knowledge, Alzheimer's disease is still shrouded in stigma and misconception. In this episode, we hear personal stories of what living with Alzheimer's is like. We hear from people who are in the early stages and managing well, as well as carers and medical professionals working with advanced Alzheimer’s patients. If you love someone with advanced Alzheimer’s disease, stay tuned for an upcoming episode on how to manage your new normal– especially when the going gets tough. 

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    Resources
    Patient Support and Advocacy Groups

    Alzheimer’s Speaks

    Alz Authors

    Alzheimer’s Association Local Chapters (US)

    Alzheimer’s Society support groups (UK)

    Dementia Friendly America


    Caregiver support 


    Family Caregiver Alliance ​​​​

    Memory Cafes

    Memory Cafe directory


    Guest’s Books

    Dr Jason Karlawish - The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About it

    Dr Jennifer Bute - Dementia from the Inside: A Doctor's Personal Journey of Hope

    Anthony Copeland Parker - Running All Over The World: Our Race Against Early-Onset Alzheimer's

    Paul Hornback - God Still Remembers Me: Devotions for Facing Alzheimer's Disease with Faith

    Paul Hornback - My Purple Brick Road: A Faithful Battle with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease

    Dr Daniel Gibbs - A Tattoo on my Brain: A Neurologist's Personal Battle against Alzheimer's Disease

    


    Get all the links and the episode transcript by visiting the website here.

    This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.

    • 18 min
    Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease (Part 1): Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle Changes

    Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease (Part 1): Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle Changes

    There's no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but there are ways to manage it and treat symptoms. In part 1 of Treating Alzheimer's, we hear from people living with the disease about the lifestyle changes they've adopted to continue leading active, social lives. 

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    Resources
    For information about lifestyle changes

    Alzheimer’s Society

    HelpGuide

    Healthline

    The MIND Diet

    Memory Cafe directory


    Patient Support and Advocacy Groups

    Alzheimer’s Speaks

    Alz Authors

    Alzheimer’s Association Local Chapters (US)

    Alzheimer’s Society support groups (UK)

    Dementia Friendly America

     
    Guest’s Books

    Dr Andrew Budson - Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What's Normal, What's Not and What to Do About It

    Dr Jason Karlawish - The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About it

    Anthony Copeland Parker - Running All Over The World: Our Race Against Early-Onset Alzheimer's

    Paul Hornback - God Still Remembers Me: Devotions for Facing Alzheimer's Disease with Faith

    Paul Hornback - My Purple Brick Road: A Faithful Battle with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease

    Dr Daniel Gibbs - A Tattoo on my Brain: A Neurologist's Personal Battle against Alzheimer's Disease

    Dr Phillip Sloane - ​​Alzheimer's Medical Advisor: A Caregiver's Guide to Common Medical and Behavioral Signs and Symptoms in Persons with Dementia 

     
    Get all the links and the episode transcript by visiting the website here.

    This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.

    • 13 min
    Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease (Part 2): Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapies

    Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease (Part 2): Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapies

    Medication for Alzheimer's has been around since the 1980s, and for some people, it can be an important part of managing symptoms. In part 2 of Treatment for Alzheimer's, we explore some pharmaceutical options, as well as therapy to improve motor, speech, and language skills.

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    Resources
    For information about medication

    Overview of medications for Alzheimer's disease

    FDA approval for Aducanumab

    About Aducanumab

    About Cholinesterase Inhibitors

     
    For information about therapies

    American Physical Therapy Association

    American Speech Language and Hearing Association

    Total Health Works

    Speech Therapy Works

    Managing eating and swallowing challenges

     
    For information about clinical trials:

    Alzheimer's.gov

    Alzheimer's Association 

     
     References about Aducanumab

    NIH article

    Alzheimer's Association article

    Nature.com article

     
    Guest’s Books

    Dr Andrew Budson - Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What's Normal, What's Not and What to Do About It

    Dr Jason Karlawish - The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About it

    Anthony Copeland Parker - Running All Over The World: Our Race Against Early-Onset Alzheimer's

    Paul Hornback - God Still Remembers Me: Devotions for Facing Alzheimer's Disease with Faith

    Paul Hornback - My Purple Brick Road: A Faithful Battle with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease

    Dr Daniel Gibbs - A Tattoo on my Brain: A Neurologist's Personal Battle against Alzheimer's Disease

    Dr Phillip Sloane - ​​Alzheimer's Medical Advisor: A Caregiver's Guide to Common Medical and Behavioral Signs and Symptoms in Persons with Dementia




    Get all the links and the episode transcript by visiting the website here.

    This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.

    • 11 min
    Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease

    Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease

    If you love someone with Alzheimer's disease, you know that caregiving can be complicated and challenging. But you are not alone. There are many resources to help on your journey. In this episode, we hear from experts and other caregivers about some important dos and don'ts, and share resources where you can find more information.

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    Resources
    Part 1: Making Changes to Environment

    Home safety tips from MayoClinic

    Environmental changes (Social Care Institute for Excellence)

    Grants and resources to help make changes to the home (Alzheimer's Society, UK)


    Part 2: Helping Someone with Personal Care

    NIH

    BetterHealth (Australia)

    Alzheimer's Association

    Social Care Institute for Excellence (UK)

    MayoClinic

    WebMD, handling outbursts

    Alzheimer's Associations, managing anger


    Part 3: Things Not to Do/Say

    Alzheimer's Society

    Alzheimer's San Diego


    Part 4: Support for Caregivers


    Coping with caregiver depression 


    Managing stages of Alzheimer's disease 

    Alzheimer's Association support for caregivers (US)

    Alzheimer’s Association Local Chapters (US)

    Alzheimer's Society support for caregivers (UK)

    Alzheimer’s Society support groups (UK)

    Dementia Friendly America

    Healthline: How to find caregiver support groups (US)


    Alzheimer's Speaks - Resources and links


    Alz Authors - Books and Podcasts

     
    Part 5: Links to information about advanced care planning

    Finding geriatric care managers

    ElderCare Locator from the US Administration on Aging

    Alzheimer's Association chapters 

    Alzheimer's Association guide for advance planning

    Finding your nursing home ombudsman (USA)

    Alzheimer's Society (Canada)

    Alzheimer's Society (UK)


    Links to information about clinical trials:

    Alzheimer's.gov

    Alzheimer's Association 


    Links to Guest’s Books

    Dr Andrew Budson - Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What's Normal, What's Not and What to Do About It

    Dr Jason Karlawish - The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About it

    Anthony Copeland Parker - Running All Over The World: Our Race Against Early-Onset Alzheimer's

    Paul Hornback - God Still Remembers Me: Devotions for Facing Alzheimer's Disease with Faith

    Paul Hornback - My Purple Brick Road: A Faithful Battle with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease

    Dr Daniel Gibbs - A Tattoo on my Brain: A Neurologist's Personal Battle against Alzheimer's Disease

    Dr Phillip Sloane - ​​Alzheimer's Medical Advisor: A Caregiver's Guide to Common Medical and Behavioral Signs and Symptoms in Persons with Dementia 


    Dr. Jane Mullins - Finding the Light in Dementia: A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers





    Get all the links and the episode transcript by visiting the website here.

    This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

SmartMovesPT ,

So well done!

Thanks for this education and insightful production on Alzheimer’s and sharing the lived experience of those living with this disease. Looking forward to the next episode!

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