June 26, 2015
This week we're learning more about Alzheimer's disease, from the perspective of a researcher and a patient. We'll discuss Alzheimer's and brain degeneration with Dr. Lili-Naz Hazrati, neurobiologist and researcher at the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto. And we'll get a first hand account of living with the disease from journalist Greg O'Brien, author of "On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's."
- Lili-Naz Hazrati
- Greg O'Brien
Dr. Lili-Naz Hazrati is a neuropathologist and researcher with the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto. Her work focuses on neurodegenerative diseases – including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s – and mainly the molecular mechanisms underlying these diseases.
Greg O'Brien is an investigative reporter and award-winning journalist with over 35 years of newspaper and magazine experience. He has contributed to many fine publications over his career, and has also written several books, written and produced documentaries, and has been a scriptwriter. He now blogs for Huffington Post and Psychology Today. In 2009 he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, which lead him to write a book about his experience called "On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's".
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