Archives: Alzheimer’s

How Music Improves the Aging Mind

Music might be a universal language, but science is just starting to understand its uses as a treatment for memory disorders. Over 5 million Americans suffer from dementia, and this hour we’ll learn about how music can restore not just memory, but a sense of meaning during our final years.

Gray Matters: Advancements in Brain Science

The neurological degeneration caused by Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s Disease can be devastating. And though these diseases are becoming more prevalent, the outlook for treatment has never looked so promising. This hour we’ll talk to one of the superstars of neuroscience about how technology is giving patients their lives back.

Wellness Wednesday: Alzheimer’s Test, Taft’s Fats, Obamacare

Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and for many people over 50, a forgotten phone number can feel like the beginning of a long decline. We’ll talk about a test to help detect the early symptoms of cognitive decline. We’ll also compare President Taft’s weight loss struggles with our own, and get the latest on the rollout of Obamacare.

Gray Matters: Advancements in Brain Science

The neurological degeneration caused by Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s Disease can be devastating. And though these diseases are becoming more prevalent, the outlook for treatment has never looked so promising. This hour we’ll talk to one of the superstars of neuroscience about how technology is giving patients their lives back.

Cooking up Alzheimer’s Prevention

Can you eat your way to a healthier memory? We’ll discover if diet holds a secret to Alzheimer’s prevention.

A Family’s Critical Role in Advancing Alzheimer’s Treatment

The personal story of one family’s struggle with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and their important role in the discovery of a key genetic marker