Alzheimer's Disease - A Family's Story
August 31, 2022
Hosted by Dr. Trevor Campbell, MD, CCFP
Alzheimer's disease is a neuro-degenerative and relentlessly progressive disease causing cognitive, memory and behavioral impairment. It disproportionately affects women and can be of early onset. More typically, it afflicts the elderly, most often having a long pre-clinical period. It is also incurable, and the sixth largest cause of death in the United States. This challenge only inflates as life expectancy in developed countries increases, heralding yet another burgeoning health crisis. Hear the enlightening and deeply moving story of Carlen Maddux and his family's courageous and epic odyssey after his wife Martha was diagnosed at age 50. Sobering, memorable and inspirational.
Wednesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
The podcast focuses on health rather than disease. The conversation centers on resilience and epigenetics, the study of how other factors like behaviors and environment can influence gene expression. It also highlights daily healthful behaviors and techniques that may reduce the progression and facilitate recovery from chronic physical and mental diseases including chronic pain, addictions and trauma.
Lastly, it highlights helpful usable technologies as well as education on current trending medical delivery issues such as over-investigation and over-diagnosis. The aim is to encourage and educate you to take a more active and holistic approach to your own wellbeing.
Healthscape can be heard Wednesdays at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.
Dr. Trevor Campbell, MD, CCFP
Dr. Trevor Campbell has been a family physician for 40 years. His work has included occupational and disability medicine and chronic pain management, where his expertise is now focused on the bio-psychosocial treatments for pain, (which deals with the psychological and social issues along with the medical). Originally from South Africa where he was educated, he has been working in Canada since 1996. He is the author of The Language of Pain, a self-help book for those with chronic pain and their caregivers, as well as an online course of the same name. He is (also) an avid hiker, cyclist and reader.