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Other Alzheimer's--How Patients Live On After A Diagnosis

Author Renee Beard believes it's wrong to think of Alzheimer's only as a medical diagnosis of doom.  She researches the actual lives of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's and finds that the disease means something much different to those who have it. Today she'll discuss the real world meaning of Alzheimer's above and beyond its basic medical description.   

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The journalist Sebastian Junger—tonight’s guest on Thinking Aloud--has a surprisingly original idea about why the transition back to civilian life is so difficult for so many soldiers of our generation. The problem, he believes, lies not only with the challenges of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but with the modern, impersonal and comparatively society they return to from the brotherhood of the military.—Original airdate: 8/11/2016 08:00 PM

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