7 episodes

Alzheimer's disease 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.

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Alzheimer's disease 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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

    What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

    Alzheimer's disease affects families across the United States, 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. We talk about causes, risk factors, symptoms, and how it affects the brain. Plus we learn about the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    For a complete list of resources in this podcast series, please visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources.

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    Note: For links to our latest podcast entitled "Rethinking Alzheimer's Disease", visit our website here.

    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 


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    • 17 min
    How Is Alzheimer’s Diagnosed?

    How Is Alzheimer’s Diagnosed?

    The first case of Alzheimer's disease was diagnosed in the early 1900s– but only after the person had died, and doctors were able to do an autopsy. Science has come a long way since then! There are several tests available now. And soon we may be able to tell if someone will develop Alzheimer's disease before they even develop symptoms. In this episode, we learn about the latest tests. And we hear from people and their loved ones about how they handled the shock of diagnosis.

    For a complete list of resources in this podcast series, please visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources.

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    Note: For links to our latest podcast entitled "Rethinking Alzheimer's Disease", visit our website here.


    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


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    • 17 min
    What Are the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?

    What Are the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?

    Even though we know a lot more about Alzheimer's disease now than we used to, there are still a lot of misunderstandings about the disease. So in this episode, we hear from people with Alzheimer's disease about their day-to-day lives. Caregivers and medical professionals also share their experiences caring for people with more advanced Alzheimer's disease. 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. 

    For a complete list of resources in this podcast series, please visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources.

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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

    
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    • 19 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 this episode, we hear from people living with the disease about the healthy changes they've made to continue leading active, social lives.

    For a complete list of resources in this podcast series, please visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources.

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    Note: For links to our latest podcast entitled "Rethinking Alzheimer's Disease", visit our website here.

    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 

     
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    • 14 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 disease has been around since the 1980s, and for some people, it can be an important part of managing symptoms. In this episode, we talk about the medications that are available now, and we learn about therapy to improve motor, speech and language skills. 

    For a complete list of resources in this podcast series, please visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources.

    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you.
    Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know!

    Note: For links to our latest podcast entitled "Rethinking Alzheimer's Disease", visit our website here.

    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


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    • 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. 

    For a complete list of resources in this podcast series, please visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources.

    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you.
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    Note: For links to our latest podcast entitled "Rethinking Alzheimer's Disease", visit our website here.

    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



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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

TheModPharmacist ,

Excellent

As a pharmacist and granddaughter of someone with Alzheimer’s, I can honestly say this podcast provided excellent information for anyone who is affected, providing care, or wanting to learn more about the disease. I found it incredibly educational.

Jaci137 ,

Podcast on Alzheimer’s

This was an excellent podcast. It was well done and I found it very informative. I will implement some of the strategies discussed as I navigate life as a caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s. Keep doing amazing and much needed work on healthcare topics!

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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