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Long Live The Brains is produced by Dr. Philip Tipton, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Tipton has 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. Dr. Tipton's goal is to address society's lack of awareness for these diseases and the abundance of inaccurate information about them. Long Live The Brains is one tool to accomplish this goal. The podcast is mostly interview-based to provide listeners with an up close and personal look at what neurodegenerative diseases are and how they effect the lives of patients and loved ones. The podcast will also keep listeners up to date on the state of healthcare and research involved in the care and study of these diseases.

Content of this podcast is created by Philip Tipton, MD and does not represent the Mayo Clinic.

Long Live The Brains Philip Tipton, MD

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Long Live The Brains is produced by Dr. Philip Tipton, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Tipton has 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. Dr. Tipton's goal is to address society's lack of awareness for these diseases and the abundance of inaccurate information about them. Long Live The Brains is one tool to accomplish this goal. The podcast is mostly interview-based to provide listeners with an up close and personal look at what neurodegenerative diseases are and how they effect the lives of patients and loved ones. The podcast will also keep listeners up to date on the state of healthcare and research involved in the care and study of these diseases.

Content of this podcast is created by Philip Tipton, MD and does not represent the Mayo Clinic.

    LLTB Episode 8

    LLTB Episode 8

    In this episode, Dr. Tipton formally introduces Alzheimer's disease...what it is, what causes it, the role of genetics etc. He then interviews Linda, who has had several family members with Alzheimer's disease. Linda watched as this disease slowly took her mother's memory and reverted her to child-like behavior and eventually seizures. Hear how Linda coped with these struggles as well as those that came when some of her siblings also developed dementia.

    • 44 min
    LLTB Episode 7

    LLTB Episode 7

    In this episode, Dr. Tipton introduces his new co-host, Kandice Jacobs Robinson. Kandice is a licensed funeral director & embalmer in Florida and is CEO of Kandice Jacobs Creations, Inc, which has the mission to equip individuals & families to live life abundantly & leave a lasting legacy." This episode also provides a sneak peak and some of the upcoming show topics and special formats that are just around the corner on Long Live The Brains!

    • 27 min
    LLTB Episode 6

    LLTB Episode 6

    In this episode, Dr. Tipton interviews Bill Wilson, who has Parkinson's disease (PD), and his wife Marilyn. Bill graciously shares his story from the first signs that something was going on with his health to eventually receiving a diagnosis of PD. Bill and Marilyn also touch on many important points such as the importance of support groups and other great activities like Rock Steady Boxing (www.rocksteadyboxing.org). Check out their newsletter at http://www.firstcoastpdinfo.org/newsletter.html. 

    • 28 min
    LLTB Episode 5

    LLTB Episode 5

    In this episode, Dr. Tipton interviews Lynda Everman and her husband, Don Wendorff. Lynda is no stranger to Alzheimer's disease (AD). Listen as she tells the story of seeing the first signs of disease in her husband. Lynda walks us through receiving the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and eventually AD. During this time she learned many lifestyle habits that can help delay the progression of symptoms.

    • 46 min
    LLTB Episode 4: A Sister's Encounter With Parkinson's Disease

    LLTB Episode 4: A Sister's Encounter With Parkinson's Disease

    In this episode of LLTB, Dr. Tipton interviews Anne Martin about her encounters with PD. Hear Anne's perspective of the issues that her sister dealt with while pursued an accurate PD diagnosis, which didn't come easily. Below are resources referenced in the podcast.

    https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/
    https://www.apdaparkinson.org/ 
    https://www.parkinson.org/
    https://www.michaeljfox.org/ 

    • 29 min
    LLTB Episode 3

    LLTB Episode 3

    In this episode of LLTB, Dr. Tipton interviews Kandice Robinson. Kandice is a Florida licensed funeral director & embalmer, social entrepreneur & CEO of Kandice Jacobs Creations, Incorporated (KJC). Kandice has been on the front lines of neurodegenerative disease with her father who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Listen to this interview to hear about the road to reaching a diagnosis and how Kandice faced difficult realities and handled some very touch conversations to help her father.

    • 28 min

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