Dementia experts from the University of Colorado (CU) Alzheimer's and Cognition Center are sharing their knowledge through podcast interviews. Both researchers and clinicians have had opportunities to explain their work and shed light on new directions in dementia
Podcaster Jill Lorentz frequently invites leaders from the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center to talk on her show about their current work related to understanding the causes of and developing treatment for different dementia diseases and conditions. These podcasts are available at the podcast site “Dementia Resilience with Jill Lorentz,” and
free subscriptions can be downloaded from all major podcast providers. They can also be linked from Jill’s website,
One of Jill’s recent interviews is with Zachary Macchi, MD, a behavioral neurologist for the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center. They discussed care for people with early onset dementia and for caregivers, specifically from a neuro-palliative care perspective. They discuss how palliative care is not limited strictly to end-of-life care, and how it can be integrated into the standard care for Alzheimer's and dementia care. Dr. Macchi told Jill, "palliative care...is medicine that is really focused on quality of life, looking at all aspects of a patient's life, not just their disease."
Dr. Potter was interviewed by the campus media outlet, CU Anschutz Today, as part of World Alzheimer’s Month in September 2019. In this podcast, titled “Dr. Potter: Progress toward new Alzheimer’s Treatments," he told interviewer Chris Casey that the costs associated with the disease are expected to increase dramatically by 2050 to more than $1 trillion, making it more of a social problem than a health problem.
Dr. Potter also talked about the medical links between Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome, about the CU Anschutz-led clinical trial involving the drug Leukine/sargramostim, about new research on brain inflammation, and the possible benefits and protections of coffee and caffeine. He said the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center has grown in the past seven years to one of the nation’s leading Alzheimer’s organizations, thanks to private philanthropy, help from the university and major research grants, and by building a team of dedicated clinical providers and academic researchers.
When asked what advice he gives to people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s as well as their caregivers, Potter said, “I recommend that the most important thing is to not lose heart … many scientists around the world are trying their best to develop new treatments.”
Zachary Macchi, MD (2020). Dr. Macchi Explores Ways to Incorporate Better Care for Early Stage Diagnosis & for Caregivers. Link here
Samantha Holden, MD (2020). Dr. Holden Explains Alzheimer's, Lewy body, MCI and More. Link here
Victoria Pelak, MD (2020). Posterior Cortical Atrophy and its Relationship to Alzheimer's. Link here
Huntington Potter, PhD (2020). We Are Unstoppable: This is Alzheimer's. With Annabel Bowlen. Link here
Peter Pressman, MD (2020). Frontotemporal - Let's Get Real About This Disease. Link here
Huntington Potter, PhD. Director of the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center. "Dr. Potter: Progress toward new Alzheimer's Treatments" with CU Anschutz Today. Link here
Brianne Bettcher, PhD (2019). Clinical Researcher for the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center, about brain inflammation and Alzheimer's disease. Link here
Tim Boyd, PhD (2019). Senior Faculty Research Instructor in the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center laboratory, about the clinical trial involving the study drug Leukine/sargramostim. Link here
Samantha Holden, MD (2019). Director of the UCHealth Memory Disorders Clinic, about Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body disease. Link here
Jonathan Woodcock, MD (2019). Former Director of the UCHealth Memory Disorders Clinic about how best to discuss memory loss with your physician. Link here
Huntington Potter, PhD (2018). Talked about new and ongoing research into Alzheimer’s disease, both at CU Anschutz and around the world. Link here