ON YOUR MIND with Dr. Chuck Edwards
Why do some people age "better" than others? Dr. Edwards talks with a longtime friend and "super ager" about the lifestyle, attitude and environment that may contribute.
Drug therapies and trials are changing quickly. A straightforward conversation that makes sense of the research.
Season One: Living with an Aging Brain
Dr. Edwards welcomes caregiver Chris Jones, who describes caring for her husband during the last stages of his illness and how she’s found new purpose in the months and years since.
Dr. Edwards welcomes Linde Carley, who is caring for her husband who has Lewy Body Dementia. A frank discussion about the double-edged sword of insight, the stages of caregiving, and the effect on the marital relationship.
We’re all in this journey together. Dr. Edwards explores a dementia diagnosis from the perspectives of a patient and a caregiver, the tension between safety and dignity, and strategies to achieve both.
As we age, our faces change. Our hair color changes. Why wouldn’t our brains change? Dr. Edwards explains the way our brains age, and how to know what’s normal and what could be a sign of disease.
Who is Chuck Edwards and why should anyone care what he has to say? He’s a heart surgeon with a twist at the end of his career…one that sparked his interest in aging and led him to open a nonprofit clinic for families living with progressive memory and movement disorders.