On Pluto Podcast

Journalist Greg O’Brien was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s when he was 59 years old. The On Pluto Podcast chronicles Greg’s journey with this disease. The On Pluto Podcast is a production of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and the A-LIST.

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  • April 04, 2018

    Greatest Fear

    Greg talks about the memory he fears losing the most.

    What memories do you fear losing most?

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    April 04, 2018

    Slowing the Progression

    UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Co-Founder George Vradenburg asks Greg what matters most to him when it comes to treating Alzheimer’s.

    What are your hopes for a treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s and other dementias?

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    April 04, 2018

    Daughters

    Greg’s daughter Colleen talks with UsAgainstAlzheimer’s co-founder Trish Vrandenburg, who lost her mother to Alzheimer’s. 

    Has this disease brought your family closer or pushed them apart?

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    April 04, 2018

    Going to Pluto

    Greg explains where “Pluto” comes from.

    What image would you use to describe to describe your journey with this disease?

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    April 04, 2018

    The Question of Suicide

    There is no treatment, prevention or cure for Alzheimer’s. Because of that, Greg says there have been moments when he has contemplated suicide.

    How do you work through the dark times as you fight this disease?

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    April 04, 2018

    Faith

    Greg says he couldn’t survive without his faith.

    Does faith sustain you in your journey?

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    July 05, 2018

    Day to Day Strategies

    Greg describes his day to day strategies for fighting back as his memory falters.

    What coping strategies work best for you?

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    April 04, 2018

    Challenges to a Marriage

    An Alzheimer’s diagnosis is one of the greatest challenges that a couple can face. For Greg's wife Mary Catherine, it was terrifying.

    What are the challenges you face in relationships with loved ones?

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    April 04, 2018

    Telling Brendan the Truth

    Greg O'Brien recalls the painful moment when he finally told his oldest son, Brendan, the truth about his diagnosis. 

    What was the response of you or your family when you or a loved one was diagnosed? 

     

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    April 04, 2018

    Unmasking a Disease in the Making

    Greg O'Brien describes a serious head injury that revealed a disease in the making. It all start on a July day and a bike ride with his son.
     
    What symptoms and behaviors do you now recognize as the early signs of Alzheimer’s or another dementia?

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