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Q&A podcast: Book focuses on well-being and hope for dementia patients, care partners

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Dementia is a serious health challenge. By some estimates, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia could triple by 2050. In this Q&A podcast, Jonathan Graff-Radford, M.D., a behavioral neurologist at Mayo Clinic, and Angela Lunde M.A., co-investigator in Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, discuss their book, the second edition of “Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias.

Dr. Graff-Radford and Lunde discuss the wide range of information contained in their book, including ways that people living with dementia and their care partners can cultivate hope and continue to live a fulfilling life after diagnosis. They also answer some common questions, such as:

  • When it comes to memory, what is typical aging?
  • At what age do problems related to dementia most commonly start to appear?
  • What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia?
  • How can you keep your brain healthy?

Their discussion, which took place in November 2020, touches on some issues related to COVID-19. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding, along with guidelines and recommendations, may have changed since the original publication date.

 

This podcast originally appeared on Mayo Clinic Q&A.

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