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Adapting to Life in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s Disease with Sandeep Jauhar

Air Dates: April 17-23, 2023 

 The Alzheimer Association estimates that about 6.5 million Americans who are 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia. Dr. Sandeep Jauhar chronicles the impact this disease had on one family—his own. 

 Dr. Jauhar is a practicing cardiologist, author, and opinion writer for The New York Times. He has appeared often on CNN, MSNBC and National Public Radio to discuss various medical topics. His work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Slate and Time. He is author of the bestselling book “Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation,” which was optioned by NBC for a dramatic television series. He is also author of New York Post Best Book of 2014, “Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician.” His third book, “Heart: A History,” was named best book of 2018 by Mail on Sunday, Zocalo Public Square, Science Friday, and the Los Angeles Public Library. It was also given the title of Amazon Best Book of the Month and PBS NewsHour/ New York Times book club pick in January of 2019.  

 On this episode of “Story in the Public Square,” Jauhar discusses his research on the impact of Alzheimer’s on the population today, and his own personal experience living through his father’s dementia with the release of his new book, “My Father’s Brain: Life in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s.” 

  “Story in the Public Square” broadcasts each week on public television stations across the United States. A full listing of the national television distribution is available at this link. In Rhode Island and southeastern New England, the show is broadcast on Rhode Island PBS on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. ET, and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124. “Story in the Public Square” is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate and tell stories that matter.