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Alzheimer’s Disease Podcast

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Ep 5: 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.
June 28, 2022

Ep 4: Treatment, Management and Medications for Alzheimer’s Disease

There's no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but there are ways to manage it and treat symptoms. In this episode, we hear from people with Alzheimer's about the lifestyle changes they've adopted to continue leading active, social lives. We also hear from health professionals about non-drug options like therapy. We discuss some of the medications which are currently available, as well as some newer ones that are still being studied. 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 Links to information about medication Overview of medications for Alzheimer's disease FDA approval for Aducanumab About Aducanumab About Cholinesterase Inhibitors Links to information about lifestyle changes Alzheimer’s Society HelpGuide Healthline The MIND Diet Memory Cafe directory Links to information about therapies American Physical Therapy Association American Speech Language and Hearing Association Total Health Works Speech Therapy Works Managing eating and swallowing challenges Links to information about clinical trials: Alzheimer's.gov Alzheimer's Association   Links to references about Aducanumab NIH article Alzheimer's Association article Nature.com article Links to 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 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  A transcript of this episode is available here. This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.
June 21, 2022

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.
June 14, 2022

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.
June 14, 2022

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.
June 14, 2022

Trailer: Welcome to the Alzheimer's Podcast

Alzheimer's affects at least 30 million people worldwide, not including of course, friends, family, and other loved ones, and that number is growing as we live longer. In this series, we talk to people living with Alzheimer's, caregivers and health experts about symptoms, causes, existing treatments, ongoing research into new therapies, and ways you can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's or any form of dementia.  And we'll discuss how caregivers and loved ones can cope with Alzheimer's, 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.
January 2, 2022

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About Alzheimer's Podcast

Alzheimer’s affects at least 30 million people worldwide, not including of course, friends, family, and other loved ones, and that number is growing as we live longer. In this series, we’ll talk to health experts and people dealing with Alzheimer’s about symptoms, causes, existing treatments, ongoing research into new therapies, and ways you can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia. And we’ll discuss how carers and loved ones can cope with Alzheimer’s, too. Listen, follow and share this series with the people in your life. For informational purposes only. Please consult a registered health professional for advice.
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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.