28 episodes

Ten-minute podcasts to help families and friends navigate the unknown in caring for people with dementia. Each episode features firsthand stories from people with personal experience caring for their loved ones, and experts in specialized fields. Topics organized by four categories: planning, living well, community, and challenges. Transcripts and other resources on www.bobsmarathon.com.

Bob's Last Marathon Bob's Last Marathon Foundation

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 6 Ratings

Ten-minute podcasts to help families and friends navigate the unknown in caring for people with dementia. Each episode features firsthand stories from people with personal experience caring for their loved ones, and experts in specialized fields. Topics organized by four categories: planning, living well, community, and challenges. Transcripts and other resources on www.bobsmarathon.com.

    The Final Loss

    The Final Loss

    Felicia Greenfield, Executive Director of Penn Memory Center, explains that grief is a normal, adaptive response to a loss, and describes frameworks for thinking about the intense physical and psychological responses as we create a path toward healing.

    • 12 min
    Love, Living, and Alzheimer's

    Love, Living, and Alzheimer's

    Lena reflects on Amy Bloom's book, In Love, in which Bloom chronicles her husband's decision to end his life when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Lena recounts the steps that she and Bob took to live the Alzheimer's journey to the best of their ability, and the gratitude and joy they shared with family and friends.

    • 11 min
    Challenging Behaviors: Tools and Techniques

    Challenging Behaviors: Tools and Techniques

    This second of two podcasts excerpted from the roundtable on tools and techniques of Alzheimer's caregiving uses a case study approach to show us how we can dig deeper to understand behavioral changes and identify ways to respond. Felicia Greenfield, Executive Director of the Penn Memory Center, and Stefanie Bonigut, formerly Family Services Manager with the Alzheimer's Association, are the speakers. Katie Brandt, Director of Caregiver Support Services and Public Relations for the Massachusetts General Hospital Frontotemporal Disorders Unit, is moderator.

    • 14 min
    Communication and Activities: Tools and Techniques

    Communication and Activities: Tools and Techniques

    Felicia Greenfield, Executive Director of Penn Memory Center, and Stefanie Bonigut, formerly Family Services Manager with the Alzheimer's Association, share real-life stories and tips on how to communicate effectively and compassionately with our loved ones as the disease progresses. They also offer ideas on activities that can enrich day-to-day living.

    • 15 min
    Beyond Plaques and Tangles 2

    Beyond Plaques and Tangles 2

    In this second of two excerpts from a recent Expert Roundtable on Alzheimer's Caregiving, Dr. Steven E. Arnold, Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Stephen M. Strittmatter, Yale School of Medicine, comment on current directions in drug development, notably drug repurposing as a way to accelerate the process, as well as the role of biomarkers in deepening our understanding of the disease, supporting diagnosis, and guiding clinical trials.

    • 16 min
    Beyond Plaques and Tangles 1

    Beyond Plaques and Tangles 1

    In this first of two excerpts from a recent Expert Roundtable on Alzheimer’s Caregiving, Dr. Steven E. Arnold, Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Stephen M. Strittmatter, Yale School of Medicine, give us an overview of what we know about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. They explain how fundamental cell biology processes come into play in neurodegeneration and, in particular, the role of synapse malfunction and degeneration in the final common pathway to memory loss and cognition decline.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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Bob’s last marathon

This was very helpful and informative for all family members of an Alzheimer’s patient.
Lena’ s tone was warm and the examples of what she did in Bob’s daily schedule were helpful. Also the order in how to add or change activities was helpful. Bob was scheduled and participating till the end.

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