The Brain Channel
Alzheimer's Disease
The oncoming epidemic of Alzheimer's disease is staggering to consider. It will have an enormous impact on our personal lives, our communities, and our nation. Join us to explore treatment options, innovations in research, and so much more.

Date: 11/6/2014
Can stem cells be a weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's disease? Larry Goldstein, PhD director the the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program, joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss how stem cells work and what possibilities they may unlock.

Date: 10/29/2014
Six in ten people with dementia will wander. Hear about the programs that are available to help bring them home safe. Linda Cho, executive director of Stellar care, joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss the problem of wandering and how to create a home environment that facilitates safety and comfort.

Date: 10/29/2014
What insights into Alzheimer's disease can cutting edge imaging techniques reveal? James Brewer, MD, PhD joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss how this unique wiindow into the brain can be used to study the progression of the disease as well as help test new therapies.

Date: 10/29/2014
Choosing residential care for a loved one if often a difficult decision. Linda Cho, executive director of Stellar care, joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to talk about the new models of residential care, family involvement, care with dignity and more.

Date: 10/22/2014
There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease. The impacts are felt not only by the patients but by their family, their caregivers, and the community at large. San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss how we can better manage this disease from a public policy standpoint.

Date: 10/16/2014
How do you know when memory problems become more than just problems? Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease can be challenging but new tests and scientific insight are making the process simpler and more accurate. Michael Rafii, MD, PhD joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss when to see a doctor, what to expect during the diagnosis process, and other valuable information for patients and their families.

Date: 10/2/2014
How do we create and store memories? Larry Squire PhD joins William Mobley MD, PhD to dissect these processes and how we might use this knowledge to aid in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Date: 10/1/2014
By the age of 40, nearly all people with Down syndrome have the plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer's disease. Michael Rafii, MD, PhD joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss why this occurs, the prevalence and progression of Alzheimer's disease, potential treatment models and current research affecting this predisposed population.

Date: 9/30/2014
How can we create more effective drugs for Alzheimer's disease? Michael Jackson, PhD joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss the process of turning an idea into a drug. Creating connectivity between basic scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and the physicians on the front lines is a critical step as is embracing new ideas that may lead us to new therapeutic options.

Date: 9/30/2014
How can communities better support the growing number of people affected by Alzheimer's disease? Mary Ball, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss how her organization is trying to make a difference through information, support, and partnerships with local government.