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Dementia On the Rise: It's Time to Deal With It   An NPR Panel Discussion
Five million people in the United States have some form of dementia. We expect that number to increase dramatically as baby boomers age and more people live longer. NPR's Ina Jaffe hosts a panel with John Zeisel, Linda Durst and Pamela Atwood. They discuss how nursing homes care for those with dementia as more and more people need assistance.

 

 

Whole and "Still Here" An Interview on "Safespace"
Discussing his use of the term "Anticipatory Dementia" – the common mid-life fear that
even a small lapse of memory creates in us a forboding and fear of Alzhemers' disease,
Dr. John Zeisel
speaks with Dr. Ann Hallward about many of our perceptions of the disease.
Pointing out the commonly held idea that Alzheimer's is a loss of identity, a loss of self,
when in fact people with the disease very much view themselves as whole and "still here",
Dr. Zeisel shows how our own rethinking of such perceptions leads to far more creative and hopeful interactions and experiences. > Listen to interview

Staying Mentally and Socially Active   An interview on "Health Talk"
Speaking with Rick Turner this interview with Dr. John Zeisel and Dr. Cameron Camp,
highlights the importance of staying mentally active and socially engaged after a diagnosis
of Alzheimer's.Viewing the disease as a death sentence rather than as a managable
process, combattinging stigma, and staying connected in socially meaningful ways,
allows all involved to respond in positive, creative ways. > Listen to interview
 
Music Meets the Mind   An interview on PRI's "The World"
Doctors, musicians, educators and activists around the world are fine tuning our understanding
of how profoundly-moving music can help treat the profoundly-damaged brain. Dr. John Zeisel, along with Dr. Lisa Wong discuss evolving international views of the relationship between neuroscience and the arts, with host Jeb Sharp. > Listen to interview
 
New Philosophy of Care   An interview on "A Touch of Grey"
Dr. John Ziesel, speaking with Kevin Casey, about his book "I'm Still Here" discusses
non-pharmalogical approaches to Alzheimer's and the need for what he terms a "New
Philosophy of Care". Dr. Ziesel hopes to dispel illusions and fears about the disease,
noting that things like agression and apathy, commonly thought of symptoms of the
disease, are really failures to manage the disease well. > Listen to interview
Living a Meaningful Life with Alzheimer's  An interview on "Empowerment Hour"
Exploring pharmacologoic and non-pharmacologic approaches to Alzheimer's disease,
Dr. John Zeisel discusses living a healthy and meaningful life with Alzheimer's and how
to shape a view that is not dismissive or demeaning of this disease, with host Gary Null.
He emphasizes creating challenges and meaning for people living with the disease,
empowering them to live with hope and dignity. > Listen to interview
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