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Dec 14, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Daniel Correa sits down with documentarian Cynthia Stone, and Walt Dawson, lifelong Alzheimer’s advocate and policy expert. Cynthia discusses the creation of Keys Bags Names Words, a documentary film about hope in aging and dementia. Walt shares how his father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis when he was just ten years old led him to speak out and work towards policy change for Alzheimer’s Disease. Next, Dr. Correa speaks with Dr. Bruce Miller, a behavioral neurologist with the Global Brain Health Institute who studies the underlying mechanisms of neurocognitive disorders and is a world-renowned expert in the diagnosis and management of dementia. Dr. Miller discusses Global Health Brain Institute’s Atlantic Fellows program and the science behind Alzheimer’s prevention.

Additional Resources

Keys Bags Names Words

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Tips for Building a More Alzheimer’s-Resistant Brain

Global Brain Health Institute


The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

Atlantic Fellows Program


Other Brain & Life Podcast Episodes on Dementia

Lauren Miller Rogen on Facing a Parent’s Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Journalist Greg O’Brien on Chronicling His Life with Alzheimer’s

Maria Shriver and Patrick Schwarzenegger's Mission to Spread Brain Health Awareness

‘Humor and Heartache’ of Caregiving with Filmmaker Michelle Boyaner

Journalist, Producer Kitty Eisele’s Honest Recount of Her Time as Caregiver

Christina Zorich on the Joys and Struggles of Caregiving


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Guests: Cynthia Stone @GBHI_Fellows; Walt Dawson @healthpolicywd; Dr. Bruce Miller @UCSFmac, @AtlanticFellows

Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Katy Peters @KatyPetersMDPhD