October 17, 2023

Leigh Callahan, PhD - Breaking through the Silence and Stigma of Alzheimer’s (part 1)

Leigh Callahan, PhD - Breaking through the Silence and Stigma of Alzheimer’s (part 1)

About This Episode

The care partner is the keeper of the secrets and their perspective is essential to break through the silence and stigma of Alzheimer’s disease. In this episode of BrainStorm host Meryl Comer talks with Leigh Callahan, a respected epidemiologist and researcher focused on rheumatic disease. Her husband, Dr. John Winfield, had a distinguished career as a researcher and rheumatologist until Alzheimer's changed everything. Dr. Callahan shares her experience as she navigated her husband’s journey, sharing that the first signs of disease - agitation, irritation, and frustration - are not typically identified as symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Listen as they discuss the challenges before and after a diagnosis. 

This episode is sponsored by Otsuka and Lundbeck.

 

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