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November 12, 2019

Regenstrief podcast The Problem returns, new season highlights Alzheimer’s and dementia

The Problem season 2

Regenstrief Institute’s podcast, The Problem, returned November 7, 2019 for its second season. This season focuses on a growing health crisis that affects tens of millions of Americans: Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Episodes will explore life with Alzheimer’s from perspectives of the patient, the caregiver, the community, health systems and more. Experts in Alzheimer’s treatment and care will delve into screening and diagnostic procedures and discuss potential ways to reduce risks early in life.

The season will include interviews with leaders from CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions, Dementia Friends Indiana, the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, the Greater Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, community organizers, along with several conversations with Regenstrief scientists whose work strives to better the world for those with Alzheimer’s, as well as their caregivers.

The Problem is an anthological podcast designed to help anyone interested in healthcare become more informed about complex topics. In each season, a different significant healthcare issue is highlighted, and each episode within the season examines the issue from a different perspective.

In its first season, The Problem examined the opioid crisis. Episodes featured interviews with experts such as Darshan Shah, Indiana’s chief data officer, and Jim McClelland, Indiana’s executive director for drug prevention, treatment and enforcement, alongside conversations with Regenstrief scientists participating in the IU Grand Challenge on Addiction.

Episodes will be released every other week, starting on November 7. Go to theproblem.regenstrief.org, on Spotify, iTunes, or your podcast app of choice.

About Regenstrief Institute

Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. The Regenstrief Institute, a key research partner to Indiana University, and its researchers are responsible for a growing number of major healthcare innovations and studies. Examples range from the development of global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records to improving patient-physician communications, to creating models of care that inform practice and improve the lives of patients around the globe.

Regenstrief Institute is celebrating 50 years of healthcare innovation. Sam Regenstrief, a successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the goal of making healthcare more efficient and accessible for everyone. His vision continues to guide the institute’s research mission.

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