Alzheimer's disease affects over 6 million Americans and counting, 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: causes, risk factors, symptoms, how it affects the brain– and explain the relationship between Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
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For information about Alzheimer's Disease
- Alzheimer's Association
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- 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
- 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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This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.