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Discovery Radio – Episode #22 – Alzheimer’s Disease in Our Community

Discovery Radio – Episode #22 – Alzheimer’s Disease in Our Community

It’s a progressive disease that attacks the brain, gradually robbing people of their memory, ability to think and, in advanced cases, perform even the most basic tasks.

It’s affecting over 5 million adults in the United States today. So far, it’s irreversible, and there’s no prevention or cure. And as horrible as it is for those who suffer from it, it’s equally heartbreaking for those who love and care for them.

We’re talking about Alzheimer’s Disease. Most of us have heard of it; many of us know someone suffering from it. But what exactly is Alzheimer’s Disease? And, despite its devastating affects today, what are the prospects for discovering new preventions, interventions, and possibly a cure?

Find out the latest in Alzheimer’s research from national and local experts and, later, you’ll hear from one Representative who is leading the way in our State’s Legislature to bring awareness and assistance to Alzheimer’s patients and their families across Wisconsin.


  • Dr. Suzana Petanceska, Program Director – Division of Neuroscience, National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • Dr. Piero Antuono, MD, Director – Memory Disorders Program at Froedtert Hospital, Professor at MCW
  • Rep. John Jagler (R-Watertown, WI), Legislator, Assembly District 37

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