Alzheimer’s Research

Recent Episodes

Songs of the Season

Songs of the Season

The Point

Robert Wyatt, Highfield Hall music director, talks to Mindy about songs of the season.

Science of Paradigms

Science of Paradigms

The Point

All about the science of paradigms, and the philosphy of American physicist and historian Thomas Kuhn.

News Roundup - December 21, 2012

News Roundup - December 21, 2012

The Point

A look at the week's top news.

Philanthropy

Philanthropy

The Point

Rose Resnick, Vice President of Development Solutions of New England,  Mike Brogiolio Executive Director of The Cape Cod Foundation and  Lynn Mason-Small from the Rogers and Gray Foundation talk about philanthropy.

Newtown Shootings

Newtown Shootings

The Point

The tragedy in Newtown CT last week in which 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down in an elementary school has sparked national debate about gun control, increased security measures and how American culture might have influenced these events.  
Another aspect of this discussion is the prevalence of mental illness in the perpetrators of mass murders. Psychologist Michael Abruzzese and Psychiatrist Marc Whaley talk about mass murder, how to speak to children about these events and whether society’s lack of knowledge or understanding of mental health issues has contributed to the problem.

Songwriting Workshops and Recovery

Songwriting Workshops and Recovery

The Point

Musician and songwriter Kathy Moser talks about the similarities in the processes of songwriting and recovery, and how sobriety and creativity go hand in hand.

Guest include WCAI Senior Reporter Sean Corcoran, retired Vice Chairman of Mellon Bank and Chairman of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund’s Board of Directors Jeffrey Morby, and the Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease  and the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Dr. Rudy Tanzi. They discuss a new way of funding Alzheimer’s Research.  A small group of prominent Boston, Cape Cod and Island-based venture capitalists are using their fortunes and proven investment techniques to assemble and fund a dream team of researchers in search of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Taste of WGBH: Cider House Brews