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Heidi Wiese

in Dubuque

The Dad I Always Knew

PRESENTED ON MAY 26, 2016
IN DUBUQUE @ VOL 4

While Alzheimer's has stolen their father-daughter relationship, Heidi Wiese honors the dad she always knew.

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The Detriment of Alzheimer's

BY JEFFREY ILIFF, PHD
@ VOL 19 ON APR 20, 2016

Jeffrey Iliff is a neuroscientist at the Oregon Health & Science University to figure out what is going wrong in the brains of people as they develop Alzheimer's disease. His discovery of the brain's garage disposal, called the glymphatic system, has shed new light on why sleep is restoritive for the mind and why sleep disruption may contribute to the development of diseases like Alzheimer's later in life. 

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Making Memories at the Easton Home

BY PAUL CERCONE
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 17, 2016

Paul Cercone relates his work with the Easton Home and efforts to create safe and comfortable environments by surrounding memory impared residents with decor and images from an earlier era.

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Can Memory Be Restored?

BY SARAH-ANNA HESCHAM
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"Some memories actually emerge to protect us from danger."

In "Can Memory be Restored?" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.31, Researcher from Maastricht University, Sarah-Anna Hescham shares new techniques that are being explored to manage and even restore memory loss. Remembering and forgetting are two important sides of the same coin that help us manage our day to day lives. But for some people, especially the elderly, forgetfulness is a common occurrence... Does a cure exist?

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Do we take it for granted?

BY GAYLE HALL
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

Haberdasher and creative Gayle Hall talks about the personal and emotive subject of her childs illness and the invaluable support and advice she was given from the hospital and people in the charity sector.

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My Body and I

BY STEVE SCHWARTZ
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Many chronically ill people in the world live with the sense that their bodies are waging war against them – that is, against the people they are. Steve believes that this is not only fruitless, it is self-destructive. Let's listen to his approach to two important questions: How can sick people remain sane? What would be a useful attitude to take? 

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Being Seen

BY JENNA DION
@ VOL 34 ON AUG 16, 2018

Jenna Dion has worked in the world of dementia care for eleven years now. Her Mimi (maternal grandmother) inspired her as she watched her journey with Alzheimer's disease.

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Discuss Dementia

BY NAOMI MISON
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 15, 2018

Naomi Mison is on a purpose-driven mission to build awareness of people living with dementia, their caregivers and the daily struggles they face. Through her blog Discuss Dementia, Naomi engages, enables and empowers people affected by the disease and their support networks to collaborate with the end goal of making continual improvements to linking the legal, health care and political systems. She is a staunch advocate who is channelling her passion to shine a light on dementia.

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Animal Eye Disease

BY NADZARIAH CHENG
@ VOL 6 ON AUG 16, 2018

A pioneering veterinarian in Malaysia that does extensive work in ophthalmology, Dr Cheng shares her in-depth knowledge about animal eye diseases

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Alzheimer's

BY JULIE-ANNA NEEDHAM
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 08, 2019

Julie-Anna Needham talks about some of the lifestyle changes you can make to help protect yourself again Alzheimer’s.