Naked Neuroscience

Naked Neuroscience episode

Sat, 19th Apr 2014

Inside Alzheimer's

The effects of old age on the human face (c) Michael Ströck

How are memories formed and lost? Is Alzheimer’s just an extreme version of normal ageing? And to what extent does genetics play a role? Can we protect ourselves from developing the disease? We get our head around the disease with this special podcast sponsored by Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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In this edition of Naked Neuroscience

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  • 00:00 - Meeting an extreme marathon knitter

    Susie Hewer holds the Guinness World record for extreme knitting, and fundraises for Alzheimers after seeing how it affected her mother.

  • 05:01 - A brainy panel tackle your questions

    How are memories formed and lost? Is Alzheimer’s just an extreme version of normal aging? And to what extent does genetics play a role?

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