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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. The earliest conversations date from 2015. Subsequent episodes of the podcast follow O'Brien's journey with the disease to the present day. The podcast is produced at WCAI in Woods Hole. Executive Producer: Sean Corcoran. Producer: Steve Junker

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  • The Forgetting podcast: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’sGreg and David swing from serious to jocular as they check in on each other during the pandemic. The…
  • The Forgetting podcast: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’sDavid Shenk and Greg O’Brien talk about the challenges that come with dealing with Greg’s dementia…
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  • The Forgetting podcast: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’sGreg and David welcome special guest, actor David Hyde Pierce, who has personal experience with the…
  • The Forgetting: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s, Season 2, Episode 3Greg and David are both feeling melancholy as they talk about Greg’s problems keeping…
  • The Forgetting podcast: Season 2, Episode 2Greg and David welcome their special guest, Lisa Genova, the author of “Still Alice” and a Harvard-trained…
  • The Forgetting podcast: Season 2, Episode 1Greg and David are back with season 2 of their conversations around Alzheimer’s disease. In this episode, Greg…
  • The Forgetting, A Special Edition: Dementia In The Age of CoronavirusRecorded March 27, 2020The world is getting a sense of the isolation, frustration and…
  • The Forgetting: Episode 13In the finale of “The Forgetting Podcast: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s” Season 1, we learn that there will be a season 2,…