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The Forgetting: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's

WCAI

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The Forgetting: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's

The Forgetting: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's

WCAI

7
Followers
33
Plays
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The Forgetting is a podcast that talks about and demystifies Alzheimer's disease. The twice-monthly show is co-hosted by two well-respected Alzheimer’s experts: David Shenk author of, “The Forgetting: Alzheimer’s, Portrait of an Epidemic;” and Greg O’Brien, author of, “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s.” O’Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009, at age 59. The podcast highlights the friendship Shenk and O’Brien share, while also documenting O’Brien’s experience with the disease as its symptoms become more pronounced. The earliest conversations date from 2015. Subsequent episodes of the podcast follow O'Brien's journey with the disease to the present day. The podcast is produced at WCAI in Woods Hole. Executive Producer: Sean Corcoran. Producer: Steve Junker

Latest Episodes

Dementia in the Age of Coronavirus

The Forgetting: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s The world is getting a sense of the isolation, frustration and fear that Alzheimer patients and the people who care for them live with every day. David and Greg discuss how everyone’s lives have changed during this pandemic. Their hope is that people can develop a better understanding and empathy for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia from this shared experience.

21 min1 w ago
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Dementia in the Age of Coronavirus

All in the Family

The Forgetting podcast: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s Greg and David welcome special guest, actor David Hyde Pierce, who has personal experience with the disease, which touched both his father and his grandfather.

47 min3 w ago
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All in the Family

Guardian Angel

The Forgetting: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s, Season 2, Episode 3 Greg and David are both feeling melancholy as they talk about Greg’s problems keeping his balance. To add a bit of humor, Greg tells the story of falling off a treadmill and feeling like George Jetson.

32 minSEP 18
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Guardian Angel

Soaking Wet

The Forgetting podcast: Season 2, Episode 2 Greg and David welcome their special guest, Lisa Genova, the author of “Still Alice” and a Harvard-trained neuroscientist. Greg talks about welcoming a new grandchild to the family and how that has touched his life. Lisa tells a funny but revealing story about how she once met Greg for coffee and Greg arrived with his clothes soaking wet. And, as always, David and Greg express their love and admiration for each other.

38 minSEP 4
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Soaking Wet

Standing Naked

The Forgetting podcast: Season 2, Episode 1 Greg and David are back with season 2 of their conversations around Alzheimer’s disease. In this episode, Greg talks about how he often wants to be alone – more so than ever before. David asks Greg his thoughts on Joe Biden and accusations that Biden is battling dementia. And, a bare-chested Greg hits the wrong button on his cell phone, prompting an embarrassing moment with a bishop. But Greg, and the bishop, have a sense of humor about the situation.

32 minAUG 14
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Standing Naked

The Forgetting: Dementia in the Age of Coronavirus

The Forgetting, A Special Edition: Dementia In The Age of Coronavirus Recorded March 27, 2020 The world is getting a sense of the isolation, frustration and fear that Alzheimer patients and the people who care for them live with every day. David and Greg discuss how everyone’s lives have changed during this pandemic in this Special Edition of The Forgetting. Their hope is that people can develop a better understanding and empathy for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia from this shared

21 minAPR 8
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The Forgetting: Dementia in the Age of Coronavirus

The Forgetting: Season One Finale

The Forgetting: Episode 13 In the finale of “The Forgetting Podcast: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s” Season 1, we learn that there will be a season 2, slated for release in the fall. We also hear from co-hosts Greg O’Brien and David Shenk about the response they’ve received since the podcast was released. Greg talks about his hero, Larry David, who sent Greg a gift. An 85-year-old woman asks Greg a question about his Jeep and probably regrets it. David talks about the recent loss of his own

44 min2019 JUL 5
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The Forgetting: Season One Finale

Where’s the Government?

The Forgetting podcast: Episode 12 Special guest George Vrandenburg talks about his work pushing the federal government to spend more on research. George tells talks about the loss of his wife Trish to Alzheimer’s and how the disease impacted their family. Greg recalls an event in Los Angeles that reinvigorated him in the fight against the disease. Other topics: people need to talk about Alzheimer’s and dementia in order to demystify the disease; people need to look out for caregivers, who could

47 min2019 JUN 14
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Where’s the Government?

A Family Diagnosis

The Forgetting podcast: Episode 11 Greg reveals that he blacked out twice while going to a business meeting, but he did not tell anyone. David tries to surprise Greg with two mystery guests. The surprise fails. Greg’s two sons, Conner and Brendan O’Brien, join the podcast for an honest discussion about their dad and dementia’s impact on their lives. Greg and his family discuss a difficult conversation they recently had about the family’s financial future. This episode was recorded on July 27,

38 min2019 MAY 31
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A Family Diagnosis

Moving Between Two Worlds

The Forgetting podcast: Episode 10 Greg and David are joined by Gloria Clayborne, the wife and caregiver to jazz icon Junior Mance, who has dementia. Greg talks about going into a rage and stepping out of a cab in Manhattan. Gloria discusses some of the strategies she uses to deal with her husband’s hallucinations and incontinence. David, Greg and Gloria talk about sex, and how some Alzheimer’s patients still have strong sex drives and a desire for intimacy. This episode was recorded on May 24,

47 min2019 MAY 17
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Moving Between Two Worlds

Latest Episodes

Dementia in the Age of Coronavirus

The Forgetting: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s The world is getting a sense of the isolation, frustration and fear that Alzheimer patients and the people who care for them live with every day. David and Greg discuss how everyone’s lives have changed during this pandemic. Their hope is that people can develop a better understanding and empathy for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia from this shared experience.

21 min1 w ago
Comments
Dementia in the Age of Coronavirus

All in the Family

The Forgetting podcast: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s Greg and David welcome special guest, actor David Hyde Pierce, who has personal experience with the disease, which touched both his father and his grandfather.

47 min3 w ago
Comments
All in the Family

Guardian Angel

The Forgetting: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s, Season 2, Episode 3 Greg and David are both feeling melancholy as they talk about Greg’s problems keeping his balance. To add a bit of humor, Greg tells the story of falling off a treadmill and feeling like George Jetson.

32 minSEP 18
Comments
Guardian Angel

Soaking Wet

The Forgetting podcast: Season 2, Episode 2 Greg and David welcome their special guest, Lisa Genova, the author of “Still Alice” and a Harvard-trained neuroscientist. Greg talks about welcoming a new grandchild to the family and how that has touched his life. Lisa tells a funny but revealing story about how she once met Greg for coffee and Greg arrived with his clothes soaking wet. And, as always, David and Greg express their love and admiration for each other.

38 minSEP 4
Comments
Soaking Wet

Standing Naked

The Forgetting podcast: Season 2, Episode 1 Greg and David are back with season 2 of their conversations around Alzheimer’s disease. In this episode, Greg talks about how he often wants to be alone – more so than ever before. David asks Greg his thoughts on Joe Biden and accusations that Biden is battling dementia. And, a bare-chested Greg hits the wrong button on his cell phone, prompting an embarrassing moment with a bishop. But Greg, and the bishop, have a sense of humor about the situation.

32 minAUG 14
Comments
Standing Naked

The Forgetting: Dementia in the Age of Coronavirus

The Forgetting, A Special Edition: Dementia In The Age of Coronavirus Recorded March 27, 2020 The world is getting a sense of the isolation, frustration and fear that Alzheimer patients and the people who care for them live with every day. David and Greg discuss how everyone’s lives have changed during this pandemic in this Special Edition of The Forgetting. Their hope is that people can develop a better understanding and empathy for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia from this shared

21 minAPR 8
Comments
The Forgetting: Dementia in the Age of Coronavirus

The Forgetting: Season One Finale

The Forgetting: Episode 13 In the finale of “The Forgetting Podcast: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s” Season 1, we learn that there will be a season 2, slated for release in the fall. We also hear from co-hosts Greg O’Brien and David Shenk about the response they’ve received since the podcast was released. Greg talks about his hero, Larry David, who sent Greg a gift. An 85-year-old woman asks Greg a question about his Jeep and probably regrets it. David talks about the recent loss of his own

44 min2019 JUL 5
Comments
The Forgetting: Season One Finale

Where’s the Government?

The Forgetting podcast: Episode 12 Special guest George Vrandenburg talks about his work pushing the federal government to spend more on research. George tells talks about the loss of his wife Trish to Alzheimer’s and how the disease impacted their family. Greg recalls an event in Los Angeles that reinvigorated him in the fight against the disease. Other topics: people need to talk about Alzheimer’s and dementia in order to demystify the disease; people need to look out for caregivers, who could

47 min2019 JUN 14
Comments
Where’s the Government?

A Family Diagnosis

The Forgetting podcast: Episode 11 Greg reveals that he blacked out twice while going to a business meeting, but he did not tell anyone. David tries to surprise Greg with two mystery guests. The surprise fails. Greg’s two sons, Conner and Brendan O’Brien, join the podcast for an honest discussion about their dad and dementia’s impact on their lives. Greg and his family discuss a difficult conversation they recently had about the family’s financial future. This episode was recorded on July 27,

38 min2019 MAY 31
Comments
A Family Diagnosis

Moving Between Two Worlds

The Forgetting podcast: Episode 10 Greg and David are joined by Gloria Clayborne, the wife and caregiver to jazz icon Junior Mance, who has dementia. Greg talks about going into a rage and stepping out of a cab in Manhattan. Gloria discusses some of the strategies she uses to deal with her husband’s hallucinations and incontinence. David, Greg and Gloria talk about sex, and how some Alzheimer’s patients still have strong sex drives and a desire for intimacy. This episode was recorded on May 24,

47 min2019 MAY 17
Comments
Moving Between Two Worlds
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