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Apr 11, 2024

In this week’s episode, actor Oscar Nuñez joins Brain & Life Podcast co-host Dr. Daniel Correa to discuss his family’s experiences with dementia and Alzheimer’s. He shares how he helps keep his loved ones safe then his wife, actress Ursula Whittaker, shares the resources and supports she has found throughout this journey. Dr. Correa is then joined by Dr. Joel Salinas, a neurologist, clinical assistant professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and chief medical officer of Isaac Health in New York. Dr. Salinas shares information about all stages of memory loss and demonstrates ways to have conversations with your loved ones at all stages of their life to make plans that keep everyone safe and happy.


Additional Resources

How to Keep Loved Ones with Dementia Safe from Firearms

How to Talk to Loved Ones Who Have Dementia

Actor Hector Elizondo Encourages Caregivers to Ask For Help

Learn more about Dr. Joel Salinas

What Is Alzheimer's Disease?

Other Brain & Life Podcast Episodes on These Topics

Finding Hope and Creating Change: Discussing Alzheimer’s Advocacy with Cynthia Stone and Walt Dawson

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

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


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Guests: Oscar Nuñez @oscarnunezla; Ursula Whittaker @ursulacwhittaker; Dr. Joel Salinas @JoelSalinasMD

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