Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s

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For people who worry about dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, even slight
memory loss can lead to worries about early warning signs. We talk with
two Vermonters who are looking at cutting edge medical
breakthroughs in an effort to understand and preempt Alzheimer’s. Sue Halpern is
the author of "Can’t Remember What I Forgot," which looks at the work
scientists are doing across the spectrum of memory-related impairments.
And Dr. William Pendlebury, the medical director at the Memory Center at
Fletcher Allen Health Care and the UVM College of Medicine, explains his
clinical trial of a drug that might treat Alzheimer’s.

Also in the program, the SIT Graduate Institute has been rooted in
Brattleboro since it was founded the 1930s as the School for
International Training. Now some students and faculty say a new
strategic plan casts doubt on the organization’s commitment to staying
in Vermont. We talk with President Carol Bellamy and a student who is
protesting the changes. (Listen)

Also, the seasonal slaughter of animals is a
normal part of life on a farm. But when death of an animal is
unexpected, the result can be emotional and difficult for farmers. (Listen)

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