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Dementia Matters

About the Host

doctor nathaniel chin

Dr. Nathaniel Chin is host of Dementia Matters. He is a geriatrician, memory clinic doctor, and medical director for the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. His father's diagnosis with early onset Alzheimer’s disease inspired him to pursue a career as a geriatrician and scientist focused on dementia prevention, especially in regard to Alzheimer's disease.

Dementia Matters is a podcast about Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia. Host Dr. Nathaniel Chin interviews leading scientists and caregiving experts to bring listeners the latest in Alzheimer's disease news, research and caregiver resources.

Three Ways to Listen

You can listen to episodes through our website or subscribe to Dementia Matters through ApplePodcasts, Spotify, Podbean or wherever you get your podcasts. You can hear Dementia Matters on Fridays at 4 p.m. (CT) and again at 10 p.m. (CT) during the "Science Friday" segment on WMUU Radio, 102.9 FM in Madison, and streaming online.

Contact Us

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Audio Editors: Haoming Meng and Taylor Eberhardt
Producers: Amy Lambright Murphy and Caoilfhinn Rauwerdink

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Recent Episodes

In this episode, we’re fortunate enough to be joined by Dr. Sanjay Asthana, the director and founder of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Dr. Asthana has published extensive research in the field of hormones and brain health and will be discussing some of his work, which looks at the gender differences that exist in Alzheimer’s disease.

Marion Chapin, an expert in homecare for seniors and people with dementia, will share five signs it is time to seek in-home help for caregiving for a family member. Marion has been working in homecare for more than 40 years, including time as a live-in caregiver for her own parents. Guest: Marion Chapin, training and outreach coordinator, Senior Helpers

Recent research from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center has shown the protective benefits of exercise in maintaining brain health and preventing Alzheimer's disease. Guest: Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, assistant professor, Division of Geriatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and neuropsychologist, UW Health Memory Clinic

In our introductory episode, you’ll learn about everything our podcast has to offer. Our host, Dr. Nathaniel Chin, will discuss his unique connection to our program and let you know about some of our exciting episodes set to come. We hope you enjoy!