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Award Submission: The Forgetting

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The Forgetting: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s is WCAI’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.

Though the podcast launched in January of 2019, the earliest conversations date from 2015. Subsequent episodes of the podcast follow O'Brien's journey with the disease to the present day. 

Season One is thirteen episodes.  A second season is planned for 2020. 

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

The Forgetting homepage: Listen to all the episodes here.

Or subscribe to the podcast using one of these links:

iTunes          GooglePlay           Stitcher