More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s one of the fastest growing diseases in the U.S., and the sixth leading cause of death.
When we talk about Alzheimer’s, the focus is usually on patients, but what about the people who care for them? A number of local organizations, including Lifespan and the Alzheimer’s Association, are partnering to offer a new respite program for caregivers. We learn more about the program, and new research on Alzheimer’s disease. Our guests:
- Anton Porsteinsson, M.D., director, Alzheimer's Disease Care, Research and Education Program (AD-CARE), UR Medicine
- Ann Marie Cook, president and CEO, Lifespan of Greater Rochester
- Teresa Galbier, president and CEO, Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester and Finger Lakes Region
- Jason Dusett, caregiver
- Sharon Seitz, respite volunteer