About This Show
Being Patient's founder Deborah Kan resigned from her job as Executive Producer at the Wall Street Journal to redesign reporting on health, after her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In the Being Patient Podcast, we examine the latest research on the prevention, treatment and care of the disease from the patient’s point of view. We give patients and carers the tools to map the landscape of the disease and go straight to the expert community to get the answers they want to know. We aim to elevate the patient’s voice in important conversations and help researchers understand their patient communities.
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Most Recent Episode
Being Patient Podcast: Alzheimer's: Part Three 'Living with Purpose'
Nov 13, 2017
When Brian Kursonis was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the age of 54, he was living with his fiancee Kimberly and her two daughters. Brian's family situation has since changed drastically and his future remains uncertain. Brian's story highlights the hardships people with Alzheimer's can face and illustrates how they can be the innocent victims of a medical system that gives them few alternatives. Instead of giving up, Brian has channeled his energy into giving purpose to his life and finding help for ironically, caregivers. Despite having no one to care for him, Brian's story is one of remarkable compassion and resilience.
Episodes of This Show
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May 2, 2017