Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
Guest Host: Susan Page
Research on Alzheimer’s focuses on two areas of the human condition that are perhaps least understood: aging and the brain. A panel talks about the devastating disease that can take away memory, personality, and basic cognition, a painful process for the patient but also for friends, loved ones, and caregivers.
- Sarah Harris caregiver to her husband who was diagnosed as having Aszheimers two years ago at the age of 55
- Dr. Dean Storer associate clinical professor of geriatric psychiatry at George Washington University
- Dr. Marcelle Morrison-Bogorad associate director of the neuroscience and neuropsychology of aging program at the National Institute on Aging
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