Physician and author Dr. Jason Karlawish joins the Dementia Matters podcast for four fascinating, informative installments centered around his new book, The Problem of Alzheimer's: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease Into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It. Each episode runs approximately 30 minutes, and you can pause and resume listening at any time.
THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE RESEARCH
Dr. Karlawish blends history and science to detail the most important breakthroughs in diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease. He also offers an argument for how we can live with dementia and proposes reforms we can make as a society that would give caregivers and patients better quality of life. In this episode, Dr. Nathaniel Chin joins Dr. Karlawish to discuss Alzheimer’s disease in a historical context and the disease's changing meaning.
Episode length: 29 minutes, and 2 seconds
HOW CULTURE, SOCIETY AND POLITICS SHAPED ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE RESEARCH
Dr. Karlawish discusses pivotal cultural and political moments that influenced Alzheimer’s disease research, as well as the possibilities of drug treatments in the future.
Episode length: 29 minutes, and 44 seconds
THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM’S ROLE IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
In this episode, Dr. Karlawish discusses the healthcare system’s role in Alzheimer’s disease and what it needs to do better to care for individuals with dementia and help them live well.
Episode length: 27 minutes and 34 seconds
HOW SOCIETY CAN IMPROVE CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS
Learn about society’s role in addressing care for individuals with memory loss, as well as current stigmas around Alzheimer’s disease, Wealthcare, and Dr. Karlawish’s cautious optimism for the future of Alzheimer’s disease research and care.
Episode length: 30 minutes and 43 seconds
To learn more or purchase a copy of The Problem of Alzheimer's: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease Into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It, visit: jasonkarlawish.com