Long Live The Brains (LLTB) was created by Dr. Philip Tipton, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic; and, it is currently produced & co-hosted by Dr. Tipton & Kandice Jacobs Robinson, Florida licensed funeral director and Dementia Friendly America Champion. Both Dr. Tipton & Kandice have a passion for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. These diseases are particularly cruel and can impair how a person moves, thinks, and responds to their environment. Neurodegenerative diseases are the epidemic of our time. The shared goals of the LLTB co-hosts are: (1) to address society's lack of awareness for these diseases and the abundance of inaccurate information about them and (2) to create a sense of community among patients, their caregivers and others poised to serve in a support capacity. The podcast is mostly interview-based to provide listeners with a 360 degree look at what neurodegenerative diseases are and how they affect the lives of patients and loved ones. The podcast will also keep listeners up to date on the state of healthcare, research involved in the care and study of these diseases, and resources available to those impacted.
Content of this podcast is created by Kandice Jacobs Robinson, LFD & Philip Tipton, MD and does not represent the Mayo Clinic or any other institution. Graphic design by Megan Tipton. Music production by Robert McMinn. Instrumentalists include Robert McMinn on bass guitar, Bret Barnes on lead guitar, and Philip Tipton on drums.
Breaking Barriers to Find Greater Meaning
This episode closes out our Art & Neurodegeneration series by interviewing Dr. Connie Frigo, who is a world-renowned saxophonist and Professor of Music at the University of Georgia. This interview focuses on Dr. Frigo's nearly 3 decade journey of discovering deeper musical meaning to break down barriers and enrich relationships. We discuss the intersection of music and the brain as well as its ability to 'unlock' people.
When words fail, music speaks
This is the 4th episode of our 'Art & Neurodegeneration' series and features an interview with Don Wendorf, Psy.D. & Lynda Everman about using music as a tool for reaching individuals with cognitive impairment. Don & Lynda have co-authored several books pertaining to this and provide insights based on their experiences. Some focus points include learning to sing 'with' rather than 'for' and expecting the unexpected.
We're more than bingo...the art of relationships
This is part 3 of our series entitled 'Art & Neurodegeneration' and features an interview with Daphne Johnston, founder of the Respite for All Foundation. Daphne discusses the respite care, what it is, how it helps, who it helps and how her foundation has taken a unique spin to focus on 'the person' and developing the art of relationships.
Who knew he was an artist?
This is the second episode in our Arts & Neurodegeneration Series and features Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN, who is a practicing neurologist and founder of the Cognitive Dynamics Foundation. Dr. Potts discusses his journey with dementia both as a neurologist and as a son. Dr. Potts discusses his personal experience with the transformative power of visual art and how this led to an amazing program Bringing Art to Life.
This episode kicks off our series on Art & Neurodegeneration by interviewing Craig Price about improvisation. Craig is the Director of Community Education & Wellness for the Naples Players in Naples, FL. Craig not only demonstrates how fun improvisation can be, but also how it applies to people with cognitive impairment and their care partners!
Introducing GetSetUp & Elder Source
This interview features Andrea Spencer & Lawrence Kosick who are representatives from ElderSource & GetSetUp, respectively. This discussion focuses on their new partnership to provide nearly 300 different virtual classes, for & by seniors, on topics ranging from technology to exercise.
ElderSource Help Line: 1-888-242-4464
Call 1-888-559-1614 to learn how to get connected into a class.