I might have a PhD, but I'm not an expert in all fields of science. Far from it. Sometimes, even I need to call in someone to help me understand. This month's new topic for Conversations in Science was no different.
Jessie and I spoke with Dr Anne Lipton, a neurologist, about Dementia, Alzheimer's and all things related.
ConvoScience Understanding Dementia and Alzheimers
(First aired on KLRNRadio, Tuesday, April 24, 2018)
Dr Lipton is a board-certified neurologist with specialization in dementia. She has been recognized as one of the best doctors in the U.S., with accolades that include her selection as a Texas Monthly Super Doctor, one of the Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors, Inc., and one of the nation’s most influential doctors by USA Today. With experience in clinical care, research, and teaching others within medicine, she has written numerous papers, chapters, and books pertaining to dementia. She is the lead author of The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers, and now speaks and writes full-time.
So, the fact that we managed to get her on the show is awesome, to say the least.
On the show, we spoke about:
- what dementia really is and who can have it;
- Alzheimer's and other conditions that can have a dementia component;
- some of the treatments that are out there for dementia;
- how it is diagnosed;
- and much more.
Dr Lipton even shared with us a way to remember her name:
Anne with an 'e', and Lipton like the tea; that's the way to remember me.
How awesome is that?