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Ep 6: 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 even more resources, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you. Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know! 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 A transcript of this episode is available here. This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.
August 8, 2022 by Alzheimer’s Disease Podcast

Ep 5: Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease (Part 2): Medication and Physical Therapy

Medication for Alzheimer's has been around since the 1980s, and for some people, it can be an important part of managing symptoms. In part 2 of Treatment for Alzheimer's, we explore some pharmaceutical options, as well as therapy to improve motor, speech, and language skills. For even more resources, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you. Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know! 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 A transcript of this episode is available here. This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.
August 8, 2022 by Alzheimer’s Disease Podcast

Ep 4: 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 part 1 of Treating Alzheimer's, we hear from people living with the disease about the lifestyle changes they've adopted to continue leading active, social lives.  For even more resources, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you. Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know! 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    A transcript of this episode is available here. This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.
August 8, 2022 by Alzheimer’s Disease Podcast

Trailer: Welcome to the Parkinson's Disease Podcast

Parkinson's disease impacts about one million Americans and over 10 million people worldwide. A diagnosis brings questions, concerns and fears about what lies ahead. The Parkinson’s Disease podcast is a miniseries told by people living with Parkinson’s disease, their loved ones and health experts. We explore what causes Parkinson’s, how it’s diagnosed, and the treatments that are available. And we discuss how caregivers and loved ones can cope with Parkinson's disease, too.  Listen, follow and share this series with the people in your life. Follow: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram For informational purposes only. Please consult a registered health professional for advice.

Ep 3: What are the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Despite significant breakthroughs in medical knowledge, Alzheimer's disease is still shrouded in stigma and misconception. In this episode, we hear personal stories of what living with Alzheimer's is like. We hear from people who are in the early stages and managing well, as well as carers and medical professionals working with advanced Alzheimer’s patients. 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 even more resources, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you. Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know! 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  A transcript of this episode is available here. This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.

Ep 2: How is Alzheimer’s Diagnosed?

The first case of Alzheimer's disease was diagnosed in the early 1900s via autopsy. Science has come a long way since then, and in the not-too-distant future, we may be able to tell if someone's at risk before they even develop symptoms. In the second episode of the Alzheimer’s Podcast, we explore the latest diagnostic methods and hear from people and their loved ones about how they coped with the shock of diagnosis.  For even more resources, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you. Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know! 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 A transcript of this episode is available here. This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.

Ep 1: What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

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. For even more resources, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you. Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know! 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  A transcript of this episode is available here. This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.

Trailer: Welcome to the Breast Cancer Podcast

In 2022, an estimated 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 51,400 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. A further 2,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2022. The Breast Cancer Podcast miniseries provides insights from leading medical experts, people living with the condition and breast cancer survivors to share ways to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer. Episodes provide listeners additional information and resources that can help. Each episode looks at a different aspect of breast cancer from causes and symptoms, to diagnosis and treatment, and how people with breast cancer can live their life on their terms. This series is not a substitute for a formal medical diagnosis or treatment, and if you have questions, talk to your qualified healthcare provider. Also, don't delay treatment or ignore medical advice because of anything you hear on any podcast. The Breast Cancer Podcast is part of Health Unmuted and created by Mission Based Media Ltd. Listen and follow this series on your favorite podcast app, and find useful links, references and more information on our website, healthunmuted.com.
June 13, 2022 by Breast Cancer Podcast
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Episode 1: What is Alzheimer's Disease? 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.