The Forgetting 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. Executive Producer: Sean Corcoran. Producer: Steve Junker
The Forgetting

The Forgetting

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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. Executive Producer: Sean Corcoran. Producer: Steve Junker

Most Recent Episodes

Becoming Grandpa

The Forgetting podcast: Episode 4 Greg talks about how he often doesn't recognize people he knows. Greg gets upset when his first grandchild is being born, and his older sister sets him straight. Greg gets lost in his hotel. And while giving a speech, Greg senses a woman standing behind him on stage giving him support. This episode was recorded November 22, 2016. Keywords: faking it; alone on a bus; caregivers.

The No Fly List

The Forgetting podcast: Episode 3 David takes away Greg's laptop. Greg talks about ongoing rage issues and how his anger almost put him on the federal no-fly list. Greg says that in some ways Alzheimer's has given him a purpose. Greg no longer has confidence in himself; but he has confidence in his soul and his heart. This episode was recorded June 1, 2016. Keywords: pity; being late; 100 bucks.

The Mistaken Kiss

The Forgetting podcast: Episode 2 Greg talks about a humiliating experience that's becoming more common. He discusses how he tries to conceal his symptoms (what he calls "the train wreck"), because he doesn't want people's sympathy. Greg mistakenly kisses a girl he does not know. And Greg explains to David why he must blurt things out and talk over people when he has a thought. With special guest Dr. Rudy Tanzi. This episode was recorded November 20, 2015. Keywords: snowflakes; exit strategy;

Introductions

The Forgetting podcast: Episode 1 In the first episode of The Forgetting, we meet Greg O'Brien and David Shenk. We hear about Greg's long history with Alzheimer's, including taking care of family members with the disease before his own symptoms came on. Greg's friends joke about him owing them money. And Greg makes a promise to his mother. With special guest Jed Levine. This episode was recorded September 10, 2015. Keywords: rage; humor; hope.

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