Living with Alzheimer's & The New Face of Heroin

October 15, 2014
Hosted by Kathryn Zox

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Kathryn interviews award-winning investigative reporter Greg O’Brien, author of “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s”. Without a cure, Alzheimer’s is expected to exceed heart disease and cancer as the leading cause of death in the next 15 years. Diagnosed at 59 with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s, O’Brien has written an illuminating, naked and honest account of living with the disease, not dying with it. In his memoir, On Pluto he speaks candidly about what it’s like to lose your mind and to see slices of your identity slipping away.

Kathryn also interviews Alex Zaphiris MD, MS, creator of Drug overdoses have tripled in the U.S. over the past three. The new face of heroin addiction is young, white and suburban with 75% of users saying they first started not with heroin but with prescription opioids like OxyContin. Dr. Zaphiris specializes in opiate recovery and uses a neuroscience approach to working with drug addicts through her program Recovery Superstar.

The Kathryn Zox Show

Wednesday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Kathryn Zox is your Social Worker with a Microphone™. She’s informative and fun and opens up the mic with conversations that women need to hear. The Kathryn Zox Show is savvy and relationship oriented. Kathryn has counseled hundreds of women and their families who have suffered from eating disorders, addiction problems, marital, family and geriatric issues as well as persons coping with mental and physical disabilities. She combines her feminine perspective, social work skills and acting talents to produce a show that’s smart, upbeat, informative, sometimes irreverent, but never boring! Tune in Wednesdays at 7 AM/PT, 10 AM/ET to The Kathryn Zox Show be a part of Kathryn’s lively interviews on wealth, health, kids, divorce, travel, menopause, recipes, diets, and relationships. Serious and not so serious topics include hair loss, weight gain, face lifts, obsession, and rejection and even male contraception. That’s the Kathryn Zox Show, right here on VoiceAmerica Variety.

Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox is your social worker with a microphone™. She has been producing and hosting The Kathryn Zox Show Lunchtime Talk in Albany, NY for over five years and is excited about bringing her show from the capital of NY State to the Nation's Capital. She has also recently been a co-host and featured life expert on Doug Stephan's syndicated Good Day Show. Kathryn's interviewed thousands of guests including lifestyle experts, celebrities, authors, lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dieticians. At Albany Medical College she has trained doctors and medical students to communicate effectively with their patients. She's an actor who can be seen on the Sopranos and Law and Order and even admits to modeling for AARP! She has Masters' Degrees in Social Work and Counseling Psychology and is a graduate of the New School of Radio and Television. Much background for her show comes from traveling the world and raising three boys now in their twenties - a rock star, an actor and a film maker. There's also one ex-husband, one boyfriend, two brothers and an aging mom!

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