Fresh Air for Jan. 2, 2018: 'The Fight Against Alzheimer's' Hear the Fresh Air program for January 2, 2018

Fresh AirFresh Air

From WHYY in Philadelphia

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says that while a certain amount of memory loss is a natural part of aging, what Alzheimer's patients experience is different. Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images

Health

Neuroscientist Predicts 'Much Better Treatment' For Alzheimer's Is 10 Years Away

"Just the last few years alone have seen some serious breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research," Joseph Jebelli says. His new book is The Pursuit of Memory.

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says that while a certain amount of memory loss is a natural part of aging, what Alzheimer's patients experience is different. Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images

Neuroscientist Predicts 'Much Better Treatment' For Alzheimer's Is 10 Years Away

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/575055148/575127296" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mystery writer Sue Grafton (pictured here in 2002) died Dec. 28, 2017. Her most recent novel was Y is for Yesterday. Gino Domenico/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Gino Domenico/AP

A Is For Appreciation: How Sue Grafton Helped Transform The Mystery Genre

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/575068781/575127358" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Fresh AirFresh Air

From WHYY in Philadelphia