- Hosted by David Shenk and Greg O'Brien
The Forgetting: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s is CAI’s podcast entirely focused on Alzheimer’s disease. The twice-monthly podcast is co-hosted by two well-respected Alzheimer’s experts, David Shenk and Greg O’Brien.
O’Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009, at age 59. The podcast highlights the friendship of Shenk and O’Brien, while documenting O’Brien’s experience as the disease symptoms become more pronounced.
The conversations are geared toward people with the disease, as well as caregivers, friends and loved ones. In addition to discussing O'Brien's day-to-day life with Alzheimer’s and the tactics he uses to cope, the podcast also features guest interviews.
Season 2 of The Forgetting launches with a conversation from September 2019. Subsequent episodes of the podcast follow O'Brien's journey with the disease as the coronavirus strikes, and the season concludes with the present day.
David Shenk is author of The Forgetting: Alzheimer’s, Portrait of an Epidemic.
Greg O’Brien is author of On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s.
Executive Producer: Sean Corcoran
Producer: Steve Junker
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