Episode 3: People Living with Dementia and Exposure to Natural Disasters
Extreme weather and weather-related disasters are becoming more and more common. Unfortunately, disaster related disruptions in healthcare tend to affect the most vulnerable of populations – including older adults living with cognitive impairment. In this episode, Matt & Donovan speak with University of Michigan faculty member, Sue Anne Bell, about how healthcare disruption due to a disaster can affect the population of older adults living with dementia. You can listen to the episode, or read the transcript, on the Michigan Medicine Podcasting Network or your favorite podcasting platform (linked here on Apple, Spotify, and Google).
Episode 4: Dementia at the End of Life
Over thirty percent of individuals living with dementia living in the US each year die either of or with dementia – and almost half of those enrolled in hospice have dementia. As with so many other types of healthcare, there are disparities in both who enrolls in hospice as well as the type of care these individuals receive after enrollment. In this episode, Matt & Donovan talk with Dr. Lauren Hunt from UCSF, an expert in hospice care for persons living with dementia, about dementia at the end of life. You can listen to the episode, or read the transcript, on the Michigan Medicine Podcasting Network or your favorite podcasting platform (linked here on Apple, Spotify, and Google).