September 7, 2021 – Researching ways to prevent Alzheimer’s can take many paths, and one of them is what we discussed with University of Colorado Hospital researcher Dr. Brianne Bettcher. Bri is very focused on her studies involving people 60 or older who are not showing signs of cognitive impairment and memory loss, in hopes that she can find ways to learn what is keeping these people healthy, and then use their information to interrupt the process of beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Fascinating conversation with Bri you will not want to miss! The age to join the study is now 60.
If you would like to learn more about or join the study, you can find the information below
Sept. 7, 2021 – I had a riveting, breaking news conversation with one of the most celebrated researchers in the world.
Dr. Huntington Potter is Professor of Neurology, Director of Alzheimer’s Disease Program at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, and is Director of the CU Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. Previously, Dr. Potter studied, researched and taught for 30 years at Harvard University. He then designed and directed the Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute. He is currently expanding his discovery that Alzheimer’s disease is mechanistically related to Down syndrome, which invariably leads to Alzheimer’s by age 30-40, through the development of many cells with trisomy 21 and other aneuploidy. Recently, he and his colleagues have found such cell cycle defects in numerous other neurodegenerative diseases, providing a novel approach to diagnosis and therapy. They are also developing several new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease for testing first in animals and soon in humans. One, Leukine, is currently in clinical trials. Dr. Potter is author of over 100 scientific articles, books and patents, has received numerous awards for his work, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Inventors. His electron micrographs of DNA are on permanent exhibit in the National American History Museum of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
I truly enjoy my conversations with Dr Potter because he breaks down science and makes it easy to comprehend. This is a must listen podcast!
August 24, 2021 – How do we move on when we have invested so much time and energy into the person we love and now they are suddenly gone? We will explore this and much more!
August 17, 2021 – Do people know when they are having the beginning of memory loss? Who figures it out 1st? This show is a continuation of a show a few weeks ago that received a huge response.
August 10, 2021 – Letting go of the person we love who had some type of dementia, is the longest goodbye on the planet. We start the grieving process at the diagnosis and go through the 5 stages of grief while they have the disease journey. Rarely do outsiders understand. How do we manage this? Today I will give you as many answers as I can.
July 27, 2021 There are always many understandable questions when people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. What control do we have over this disease and is there any way to stave off symptoms. I address this information and much more!
Finding a good community to care for your loved one is anything but easy. Today I will walk you through all of the challenging decisions, and help you look for the best place to fit your person’s needs. How do you work with the staff? What will the separation be like? Are you breaking a promise? Let me help!
The show this week is about the ever changing scope of love, loss, intimacy that is waning, and the loss of meaningful conversation as dementia progresses. For some, keeping the love alive is easier than it is for others. This is a deep conversation on the ever changing world of cognitive and memory loss and how it affects our relationships, especially for spouses.
There are days when we feel like the universe is actively working against us. We cannot get help from professionals, families, and the disease itself is a bit of a nightmare. How do we manage when it all feels overwhelming? This is very real for so many of you and I understand. Let’s chat about this and have a real conversation!