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PLOS Medicine Podcast: Dementia Across the Lifespan and Around the Globe

PLOS Medicine Associate Editor Tom McBride interviews the Guest Editors for our Special Issue on Dementia, Bruce Miller and Carol Brayne.



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Dr. Bruce Miller is the Director of the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is also the AW and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor in Neurology.

Listen above to hear Bruce discuss:

  • The importance of precise and early diagnosis of dementia and state of biomarker and imaging technologies for diagnosing Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
  • The state of pharmaceutical research for dementia and the promise of Tau-targeting therapies.
  • Preventable risk factors for dementia.
  • The relationship between traumatic brain injury and dementia later in life.

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Dr. Carol Brayne is the Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health and a Professor of Public Health Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care in the University of Cambridge.

Listen above to hear Carol discuss:

  • The burden of dementia in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Genetic and environmental risk factors for dementia.
  • The roles of families, communities, and governments in caring for people with dementia.
  • The impact of the increasing burden of dementia on society, health systems, and the environment.

There’s still time to submit to the Special Issue on Dementia! We’ve extended the submission deadline to October 7.

Featured image credit: dierk schaefer, Flickr

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