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In Pursuit of Memory

Little, Brown Spark Publishing Company

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli became interested in Alzheimer’s disease as he watched his own grandfather go through it. There’s a good chance it’s touched someone in your life too; Jebelli calls it the next global pandemic.

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Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says fear is at the heart of our challenge with Alzheimer’s, and it’s a fear he knows personally. He watched as his grandfather was getting lost and not recognizing his own wife. But his grandfather didn’t want to face that memory loss, and it’s a problem Jebelli sees in many patients. Joseph Jebelli has written a new book about our fight against Alzheimer’s, and he joins us to tell his family’s story and the story of a disease he calls the next global pandemic.

Joseph Jebelli is a neurobiologist whose work focuses on cell biology of Alzheimer's disease. His book is called In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]

RadioWest Films

In 2010, Gerda Saunders learned she has dementia. She was 61-years-old at the time, and a professor at the University of Utah who was already recognizing symptoms in herself. Gerda has been writing about her experience, and has agreed to let us follow her on her journey with the disease. Head over to films.radiowest.org to watch our short documentaries.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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