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William H. Frey on Dementia Research During the Pandemic – COVID and Cognition

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio has partnered with the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team (RSVL A/D) to provide resource information for caregivers and people living with dementia during the pandemic. This is our 2nd series on the topic of caring and coping during the pandemic.

Dementia Research during the Pandemic – COVID and Cognition

Our guest today on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is William H. Frey II, Ph.D. who is the Senior Research Director in the Center for Memory and Aging at the HealthPartners Neuroscience Center. He start with a presentation on the intranasal method for bypassing the blood-brain barrier to treat neurological disorders while reducing unwanted side effects and we wrap up with questions.

Contact Information:

Center for Memory & Aging – HealthPartners Neuroscience Center     

Alzheimer’s Research Center      


Link to 1st series of caring and coping during the pandemic

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Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

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Due to the great response we are getting to Dementia Map, we are making it easier for people to learn more about all the features of the site. We have set up group sessions for individuals and organizations to attend and learn more about how to maximize your exposure through Dementia Map.

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The Human Microbiology Institute on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Dr. George Tetz from the

Human Microbiology Institute

on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Thursday, Feb 1st, 2018

2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London

Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Dr. George Tetz, Chief Scientific Officer of the Human Microbiology Institute in New York. Learn about microbiota and bacteriophages that are being explored as a cause of dementia.

Contact Dr. George Tetz at the Human Microbiology Institute:

423 West 127th Street, New York, NY, USA   

Phone: 1-646-617-3088     

Email:  g.tetz@hmi-us.com 

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Understanding Bio Markers

Their Potential with

Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Today I interviewed John C. Morris, MD on Alzheimer’s Speaks.  Dr Morris examples in simple language what Bio Markers are and why they are important to research.  Please listen to this 45 minute interview to increase your awareness of what is happening with Alzheimer’s and Dementia research.  Just click on the show to listen

Dr. Morris, is the co-chair of Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker Expert Working Group.

Dr. Morris can be reached at the

Memory & Aging Research Project



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Today’s show featured Dr. Barry Greenberg the Director of Neuroscience Drug discovery and Development with the University Health Network.  Dr Greenberg is also the Director for Strategy for the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance.  He has also stepped up to take the role of Interim Vice-Director at the Toronto Western Research Institute.

 Dr Barry Greenberg can be reached

by contacting me here at  Alzheimer’s Speaks.  Just shot me a comment and I will respond to you

Our second guest today was Film Director Chris Wynn of the movie “Forgetful, Not Forgotten.”   Both hours were packed full of great information from two men with collaborative spirits charging forward to help shift our dementia care culture.

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Here is a bit more about the film 

Forgetful Not Forgotten

A Feature Documentary

Curran Lake Films, Director Chris Wynn

The Indie Spirit Film Festival – Colorado Springs, Co

******* Winner – Best International Film **********

The Indie Gathering Film Festival – Cleveland Ohio

******* Winner – Best Documentary **********

Forgetful Not Forgotten

A documentary by Chris Wynn

The film is an intimate portrait of a family coming to grips with the realities of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. When John Wynn is diagnosed with the disease at the relatively young age of 57, his son, Chris, decides to chronicle his family’s journey to John’s final days. An honest, moving and at times heartbreaking film, Forgetful Not Forgotten weaves past and present to both celebrate the man who was and mourn his painfully slow and steady disappearance.

 “Provides an invaluable insight into how to cope with Alzheimer’s. With Forgetful Not Forgotten, Chris Wynn honours both what is lost and what remains” – The Globe and Mail


“Much of the power of the documentary comes from Wynn’s personal approach. What Wynn has achieved, though, is to bring a little dignity to a disease that generally has no dignity. A remarkable achievement in light of the fact this is his first film” – The Montreal Gazette


Forgetful Not Forgotten walks us through Chris and his family’s experiences as they are forced to recreate themselves over the course of John’s disease changing from a wife and children to increasingly challenged caregivers. Chris also takes us inside the medical world of Alzheimer’s diagnostics and prevention as he tends to his own concerns about this potentially hereditary disease, and the ramifications for his own future. If nothing else, Forgetful Not Forgotten teaches us an extremely important lesson as we watch a family give so much of themselves to a loved one losing a little more of himself every day: we learn that life is not only about holding on to what we love, but knowing when, and of what, to let go.


The website is an innovative marriage of documentary and New Media that extends Chris’ journey and responds in a media rich environment to caregivers’ needs. “Forgetful Not Forgotten: The Website” is a much needed online community that for the first time brings caregivers and their families together on a site specifically designed for them. The site is an inviting and comforting place for caregivers to meet, share and exchange, and it is a powerful and comprehensive single-source of information for time-challenged caregivers.

The website is comprised of 4 main modules: The Film; Caring; Living; Sharing. Each section has a place to connect with others and to voice your opinion. You can create your own members page and post photos and create a blog. We have many videos including some short documentaries about others with the disease, as well as over fifteen experts answering questions about the specifics of the disease, all the answers are given in a two minute video response. There are also discussion boards and many other helpful articles and links to help you get the information you need.


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