Original airdate:  September 27, 2012

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Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. And while memory loss is commonly associated with the disease, having troubling remembering does not necessarily mean Alzheimer's. Learn more about the warning signs you should look for, the latest treatments, and coping with the roll of caregiver to an Alzheimer’s patient.

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Guests include:

  • Lauren Half Warren, Ph.D,  Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Washington State University
  • Jon Ween, M.D., Neurology, Stroke and Cognition, The Rockwood Clinic
  • Oscar Haupt, M.S.W., Providence Adult Day Health
  • Leonard Vanderbosch, M.D. Columbia Medical Associates
    Family practice physician with 30 years of experience working with patients with dementia and Alzheimer's. Currently, his practice focuses exclusively on caring for patients living in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

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WSU  Dept. of Psychology Research Studies

We are seeking individuals who are age 50 years or older who are currently experiencing memory problems or who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The project goal is to better understand memory disorders in older adulthood and to develop programs to help with those difficulties.

To obtain additional information or if you are interested in participating in this study, please call the WSU research message line and leave your name and phone number at: (509) 335-4033 (extension 2).

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