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Monday Rundown: Alzheimer's and Support for Caregivers

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These topics air Monday October 13, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Alzheimer's Awareness

In addition to National Breast Cancer Awareness, October is also Alzheimer’s Awareness Disease Month. Our guest, Hayley Jameson is founder and president of the Clear Thoughts Foundation which raises funds to discover drugs and treatments to stop dementia and eventually end Alzheimer’s. Also taking part in the conversation is Dr. Susan Catalano, chief science officer of Cognition Therapeutics which is focused on finding new medicines to stop Alzheimer’s.

Caring for Caregivers

Caring for a loved one with dementia can take an emotional, physical and financial toll on caregivers. We’ll address the services available and particular concerns of caregivers with Karen Schaeffer, founder of Age and Dignity which provides education and guidance for families. Also taking part in the conversation is Suzanne Weessies Family Services Coordinator Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter. 

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