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Philadelphia Inquirer sports writer Bill Lyon & Alzheimer’s disease

October 4, 2016

Guest: Bill Lyon

Three years ago, retired Philadelphia Inquirer sports writer BILL LYON received news that he had Alzheimer’s disease. So, Lyon decided to write an on-going column that documents his experiences with his dementia, which he intends to write until he no longer can. Lyon has given his disease the nickname, “Al,” and says he wants to kick “Al’s ass”. We’ll hear host Mary Cummings-Jordan talk with Lyon about living with “Al,” and how he manages living with a deteriorating mind. We’ll then hear from DR. JASON KARLAWISH, Lyon’s doctor about new treatments, and FELICIA GREENFIELD, who about the resources and options for caregivers.

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