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The Alzheimer's Podcast

Hi, I'm Christy Turner, AKA the Dementia Sherpa. Welcome to The Alzheimer’s Podcast. Be sure to visit DementiaSherpa.com/Podcast for all the episodes, and additional resources.

Dec 2, 2020

Mikaela Wilson and Spencer Coombe both started out working as direct care staff in long-term care as teenagers. 

While working as direct carers, they had very different experiences. Comparing notes, they came to believe they could create something that would give clients the best experience possible. But they didn't...


Nov 23, 2020

After reporting on the FDA Advisory Committee meeting for Biogen's phase 3 trial drug aducanumab, Phil started wrestling with two parts of himself: should the guy who believes in science prevail, or the guy living with the diagnosis?


Nov 12, 2020

This episode was recorded November 9, 2020. Phil and Christy discuss President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris's victory and the ongoing impact of COVID-19 within our community. But mostly, Phil wrestles with two parts of himself about what happened last week at the FDA Advisory Committee: should the guy who...


Aug 9, 2020

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Aug 4, 2020

This episode is part two of my conversation with Mikaela Wilson and Spencer Coombe, co-founders of Senior Support Services of Southern Ontario and co-authors of Any Game for Any Brain. Last episode, we talked about the Canadian military's report on five nursing homes in Ontario and the awful conditions they found there....