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Understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia- part 2

Also, a new COVID pill could cut the risk of death and hospitalization by half.

Alzheimer's Doctor
A doctor goes over a PET brain scan at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix.

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Last night, 60 minutes had a profile of the acclaimed musical artist, Tony Bennett as he prepared for his last concert. It was, at times, both heart-breaking & heartwarming.

Bennett is dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's disease.

We talked about Alzheimer's on this show just a week ago and noticed the overwhelming response to the topic,

In light of that and Bennett’s story, we return to our conversation on the disease that steals so much from its patients as well as those who love them.

Plus, the latest on the new experimental COVID pill called Merk could cut the risk of death and hospitalization by half.

Guests:

Dr. Mark Kunik

  • Professor of in the Menninger Department Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Director of the VA South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Dr. Jill Weatherhead

Resources:
communityresourcefinder.org
alz.org/texas/helping_you
CarePartnersTexas.org
https://www.caregiver.va.gov/
Alzheimer's Association 24/4 Helpline: 800-272-3900

Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk.

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