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  • Dementia Decoded

    A new five-part podcast series focused on understanding the diseases that lead to dementia.

    Posted 4/23/2015

    Dementia afflicts hundreds of millions of people worldwide, a number that will continue to increase as the world’s population grows and grows older. But there are still many scientific questions left to be answered about the origin and impact of the diseases that lead to dementia.

    In this five-part podcast series, our Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Initiative offers the public a chance to hear from leaders in the field on topics such as: history of Alzheimer’s disease and discoveries; exploration of disease mechanisms; clinical trials, prevention, and risk reduction; practical information about diagnosis and care; and funding, international activity, and the way forward.

    We'll be releasing a new podcast every Thursday through May 21. This page will be updated each time a new podcast is published.

    Check back here for new podcasts, or subscribe on iTunes to make sure you get the latest one as soon as it's released.

    This series was generously funded by the Dana Foundation.


    Dementia Decoded: A Special Illness

    The first episode of our new five-part Dementia Decoded podcast series looks at what Alzheimer's is, how it differs from other forms of Dementia, and whether is it an inevitable part of aging.


    Dementia Decoded: Plaques and Tangles

    In the second episode of our Dementia Decoded series, we look at the current state of knowledge about the basic physiology of Alzheimer's, and how scientists are working to unlock its secrets.


    Dementia Decoded: Decisions, Negotiations, and Choices

    In the third episode of our Dementia Decoded series, we look at the current slate of treatment options available to people living with neurodegenerative dementia, and the road toward new and better ones.


    Dementia Decoded: Fighting Forgetting

    In this episode of the Dementia Decoded series, we'll look at new and innovative ways people around the world are addressing this problem, and offer some tools and strategies for people dealing with dementia in their own families and communities.


    Dementia Decoded: Moving Forward

    In the final episode of our Dementia Decoded series, we look at some of the innovative approaches that are being taken, and how they hold out new hope for the future.