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Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast

Episode #359 Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health, Conversations With Communities

On This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast


Dr. Huntley shares the roundtable discussion about Alzheimer’s disease and brain health. We are grateful to be joined by Community Research Specialist, Judeline Casimir, MPH, and Community-Engaged Research Consultant, Dr. Joyee Washington, PhD, MS, MPH. To begin, Dr. Huntley and her guests each detail how they are driving Alzheimer’s and brain health conversations in the communities they serve. Then, we explore the importance of including caregivers in the conversation before learning about the Mama Joe Project. We also discuss the value of keen observation and proactivity amidst initial warning signs, and the need for country-wide improvement on the advocacy of issues relating to brain health.


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Conversation Highlights


  • Roundtable discussion on Alzheimer’s disease and brain health

  • How Judeline and Dr. Joy are engaging in Alzheimer’s conversations with their communities

  • Remembering that caregivers are also a vital part of the conversation

  • The ins and outs of the Mama Joe Project

  • Why it matters to be observant and proactive at the very first signs of brain disease

  • How advocacy for issues relating to brain health needs to improve nationwide



“It’s not just about the health of a person who’s experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia; it’s also a wider conversation about the health of the caregiver.” — Dr. Joyee Washington

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