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Welcome to Minding Memory. In this podcast we discuss topics related to dementia research. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for dementia research, and we have topics for both those new to the space as well as old pros. We start with some basics, like: What exactly is dementia? What are the different types of dementia? What is the TICS, if not a swarm of blood-sucking insects? But we also invite researchers on to discuss their interesting work to give you a glimpse at the questions, data, and methods moving the field forward. 
 
Minding Memory is co-hosted by Matthew Davis and Donovan Maust. Matt and Donovan are Associate Professors and health services researchers at the University of Michigan. Matt’s PhD is in data science and Donovan is a psychiatrist. The Minding Memory podcast is part of the Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer’s (CAPRA) at the University of Michigan, supported by the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. Additional support also comes from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. The content of this podcast does not represent the views of the National Institutes of Health or the University of Michigan. Please consider subscribing to this podcast and make sure to check out our website at: https://capra.med.umich.edu/. On our website you’ll also find links to the center’s seminar series and data products created specifically for dementia research. 
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Welcome to Minding Memory. In this podcast we discuss topics related to dementia research. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for dementia research, and we have topics for both those new to the space as well as old pros. We start with some basics, like: What exactly is dementia? What are the different types of dementia? What is the TICS, if not a swarm of blood-sucking insects? But we also invite researchers on to discuss their interesting work to give you a glimpse at the questions, data, and methods moving the field forward. 
 
Minding Memory is co-hosted by Matthew Davis and Donovan Maust. Matt and Donovan are Associate Professors and health services researchers at the University of Michigan. Matt’s PhD is in data science and Donovan is a psychiatrist. The Minding Memory podcast is part of the Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer’s (CAPRA) at the University of Michigan, supported by the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. Additional support also comes from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. The content of this podcast does not represent the views of the National Institutes of Health or the University of Michigan. Please consider subscribing to this podcast and make sure to check out our website at: https://capra.med.umich.edu/. On our website you’ll also find links to the center’s seminar series and data products created specifically for dementia research. 
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    The Intersection of Artificial Intelligence & Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

    The Intersection of Artificial Intelligence & Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

    In this episode, Matt and Donovan talk with Dr. Jason H. Moore, Director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence Research and Education (CAIRE) and Chair of the Department of Computational Biomedicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Jason discusses the coming impact of artificial intelligence on a spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) issues. We discuss how tools such as AI-powered chatbots may improve quality of life for people living with dementia (and their caregivers) and how AI may contribute in the future to diagnosis and treatment. 
     
    Faculty Bio: https://researchers.cedars-sinai.edu/Jason.Moore  
     
    Center for Artificial Intelligence Research and Education (CAIRE): https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/research/areas/caire.html  
    The transcript for this episode can be found here.
    CAPRA Website: http://capra.med.umich.edu/ 
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    • 38 min
    The Professional Workforce of People Who Provide Dementia Care

    The Professional Workforce of People Who Provide Dementia Care

    In this episode of Minding Memory, Matt & Donovan speak with Dr. Joanne Spetz, the Brenda and Jeffrey L. Kang Presidential Chair in Healthcare Finance and Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Joanne talks with Matt & Donovan about who makes up the professional workforce of people who provide dementia care and how these individuals play a critical role in the delivery of services. Joanne also discusses how different professional roles interact across setting of care. Lastly, Joanne introduces a new study she is working on with Donovan called the National Dementia Workforce Study (NDWS) that will be surveying a large group of clinicians who provide care for people living with dementia. 
     
    Faculty Bio: https://profiles.ucsf.edu/joanne.spetz   
     
    Article Referenced in Podcast:   
    Candon M, Bergman A, Rose A, Song H, David G, Spetz J. The Relationship Between Scope of Practice Laws for Task Delegation and Nurse Turnover in Home Health. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2023 Nov;24(11):1773-1778.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2023.07.023. Epub 2023 Aug 24. PMID: 37634547; PMCID: PMC10735229. 
     
    Previous Minding Memory Episodes on Dementia & Family Caregiving:  
    S1Ep9: Caregiving for individuals with Dementia (with Amanda Leggett) 
    S1Ep10: What is it like to be a Caregiver for a Person Living with Dementia? (with Peggy Arden) 
    The transcript for this episode can be found here.
    CAPRA Website: http://capra.med.umich.edu/ 
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    • 56 min
    Racial Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

    Racial Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

    In this episode of Minding Memory, Matt & Donovan speak with Dr. Lisa Barnes, the Alla V. and Solomon Jesmer Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Neurological Sciences and Associate-Director of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Rush University. Dr. Barnes talks with Matt & Donovan about racial disparities in Alzheimer’s disease dementia and several obstacles that have impeded our understanding of race and dementia. 
     
    Faculty Profile: https://www.rushu.rush.edu/faculty/lisa-barnes-phd  
     
    RADC Resource Sharing Hub: https://www.radc.rush.edu/  
     
    Article Referenced in Podcast:   
    Barnes LL. Alzheimer disease in African American individuals: increased incidence or not enough data? Nat Rev Neurol. 2022 Jan;18(1):56-62. doi: 10.1038/s41582-021-00589-3. Epub 2021 Dec 6. PMID: 34873310; PMCID: PMC8647782. 
    The transcript for this episode can be found here.
    CAPRA Website: http://capra.med.umich.edu/ 
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    • 38 min
    Identifying Dementia from EHR Data

    Identifying Dementia from EHR Data

    In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, wow, that's a mouthful, more commonly known as the HITECH Act, spent billions to promote the uptake of electronic health records by US hospitals. Fast forward more than a decade later, and now approximately four out of five healthcare institutions have electronic health record systems in place that integrate clinical notes, test results, medications, diagnostic images, et cetera. The adoption of EHR systems into healthcare introduces new and exciting opportunities to extract information that can be used to augment other types of data for research. As you might imagine though, it can be tricky to pull out meaningful information from the text of clinical notes. In this episode, we'll speak with a University of Michigan researcher, Dr. Vinod Vydiswaran, who's been developing methods to identify dementia from EHR data. 
     
    Faculty Profile: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/lhs/vg-vinod-vydiswaran-phd  
    The transcript for this episode can be found here.
    CAPRA Website: http://capra.med.umich.edu/ 
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    • 46 min
    Vision Impairment as a Risk Factor for Dementia

    Vision Impairment as a Risk Factor for Dementia

    The population of older adults living with dementia is expected to swell to nearly 14 million by 2050 and is estimated to cost the US economy more than 500 billion each year. In the absence of a cure for Alzheimer's disease, the primary cause of dementia, there's interest in understanding modifiable risk factors. In theory, getting a handle on the modifiable risk factors for dementia, would enable public health efforts to reduce cognitive decline in dementia at the population level. We've come a long way in understanding the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. However, there's still work to be done. In this episode, we'll speak with Dr. Josh Ehrlich, a researcher at the University of Michigan, who has examined vision impairment as a risk factor for dementia. 
    Joshua Ehrlich Faculty Profile: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/ophthalmology/joshua-r-ehrlich-md-mph
     
    Articles Referenced in the Podcast:  
    Ehrlich JR, Goldstein J, Swenor BK, Whitson H, Langa KM, Veliz P. Addition of Vision Impairment to a Life-Course Model of Potentially Modifiable Dementia Risk Factors in the US. JAMA Neurol. 2022 Jun 1;79(6):623-626. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2022.0723. Erratum in: JAMA Neurol. 2022 Jun 1;79(6):634. PMID: 35467745; PMCID: PMC9039828. 
     
    New York Times Article, July 2022: New Dementia Prevention Method May Be Behavioral, Not Prescribed 
     
    Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care (2020)  
    Livingston G, Huntley J, Sommerlad A, Ames D, Ballard C, Banerjee S, Brayne C, Burns A, Cohen-Mansfield J, Cooper C, Costafreda SG, Dias A, Fox N, Gitlin LN, Howard R, Kales HC, Kivimäki M, Larson EB, Ogunniyi A, Orgeta V, Ritchie K, Rockwood K, Sampson EL, Samus Q, Schneider LS, Selbæk G, Teri L, Mukadam N. Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission. Lancet. 2020 Aug 8;396(10248):413-446. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30367-6. Epub 2020 Jul 30. Erratum in: Lancet. 2023 Sep 30;402(10408):1132. PMID: 32738937; PMCID: PMC7392084. 
    The transcript for this episode can be found here.
    CAPRA Website: http://capra.med.umich.edu/ 
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    • 32 min
    Dementia as a Global Challenge – the International Partners Study of the HRS

    Dementia as a Global Challenge – the International Partners Study of the HRS

    According to an estimate published in 2015, the global prevalence of dementia was projected to nearly triple between 2015 and 2050, growing from 46 million to over 130 million people globally. And of that worldwide share, 70% of those with dementia will be in low- and middle-income countries. Tackling and ideally preventing dementia requires a global perspective. In this episode, Matt & Donovan speak with Dr. Lindsay Kobayashi, a faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health whose research focuses on the social epidemiology of aging from a global perspective. Dr. Kobayashi introduces us to a whole new world of data available to help researchers tackle dementia as a global challenge.  
     
    Lindsay Kobayashi Faculty Profile: https://sph.umich.edu/faculty-profiles/kobayashi-lindsay.html   
     
    Article referenced in this episode: 
    Kobayashi LC, Gross AL, Gibbons LE, Tommet D, Sanders RE, Choi SE, Mukherjee S, Glymour M, Manly JJ, Berkman LF, Crane PK, Mungas DM, Jones RN. You Say Tomato, I Say Radish: Can Brief Cognitive Assessments in the U.S. Health Retirement Study Be Harmonized With Its International Partner Studies? J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2021 Oct 30;76(9):1767-1776. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbaa205. PMID: 33249448; PMCID: PMC8557836. 
    The transcript for this episode can be found here.
    CAPRA Website: http://capra.med.umich.edu/ 
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    • 49 min

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