In Pursuit of Memory
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.
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.
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.