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‘Music Is The One Thing We Share:’ An Alzheimer’s Caregiver Speaks

October 21, 2011, 3:40 PM
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Lynne and Patrick Scannell have sung and played music together throughout their marriage. When Patrick was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia three years ago, all of that began to change.

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How Alzheimer’s Caregivers Cope

October 21, 2011, 3:30 PM
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More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. But in reality, the disease touches three times as many people, in the form of 15 million unpaid caregivers. Today, we focus on them.

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Living With Alzheimer's, A Day In the Life of Ralph Hergert: Part Four

October 21, 2011, 3:20 PM
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In 2009, at the age of 62, Ralph Hergert was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As a part of WBUR’s week-long series on the disease, we conclude our day in the life of Ralph and his wife Leslie.

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Living With Alzheimer's, A Day In the Life of Ralph Hergert: Part Three

October 20, 2011, 3:30 PM
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In 2009, at the age of 62, Ralph Hergert was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As a part of WBUR’s week-long series on the disease, we follow Ralph and his wife Leslie through their daily routine.

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The Elusive Search For An Alzheimer’s Cure

October 19, 2011, 3:30 PM
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A successful treatment for Alzheimer’s disease could be just years away, says Dr. Reisa Sperling, director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Living With Alzheimer's, A Day In the Life of Ralph Hergert: Part Two

October 19, 2011, 3:20 PM
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In 2009, at the age of 62, Ralph Hergert was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As a part of WBUR’s week-long series on the disease, we follow Ralph and his wife Leslie through their daily routine.

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Living With Alzheimer’s, A Day In the Life of Ralph Hergert: Part One

October 18, 2011, 3:10 PM
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Ralph and Leslie Hergert in their home in Somerville. (Dan Mauzy/WBUR)

In 2009, at the age of 62, Ralph Hergert was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As a part of WBUR’s week-long series on the disease, we follow Ralph and his wife Leslie through their daily routine, starting with breakfast.


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