Coming up on Connections: Friday, October 8 – WXXI News

First hour: The latest in Alzheimer’s disease research and treatment

Second hour: Refocusing how we think about space

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, by 2050, the number of people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dementia is projected to reach 12.7 million. What do families need to know about the diagnosis and treatment of the disease? Our guests discuss the latest in Alzheimer’s research, and we hear from former WROC anchor Maureen McGuire, whose father passed away from the disease in 2016. Our guests:

  • Teresa Galbier, chapter executive for the Rochester & Finger Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Anton Porsteinsson, M.D., director of the University of Rochester Alzheimer’s Disease Care, Research and Education Program (AD-CARE), and William B. and Sheila Konar Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Maureen McGuire, chair of Rochester’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s 

Then in our second hour, Shannon Stirone is a science writer who says that lately ,we’ve been looking at space all wrong. Whether it’s space tourism led by billionaires or the recent obsession with aliens and UFOs, Stirone is asking us to refocus how we think about the stars. We discuss it with our guests:

  • Shannon Stirone, science writer and contributor to The Atlantic
  • Brian Koberlein, astrophysicist and author


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