May 7, 2009
A Special Rainmaker Episode, Tonight on WebmasterRadio.FM
This evening's episode of Rainmaker is going to be a special episode, one WebmasterRadio.FM listeners will not want to miss. Many of us have lived through the pain of watching someone we love slowly fade into the fog of Alzheimer's disease. It is an indescribably heart wrenching emotional experience. They're there but they're not except sometimes a glimpse of them flows through then it's gone away again. There is no way to get used to it and very little one can do except give comfort, love and try to ensure safety. Tonight on Rainmaker, hosts Brandy Shapiro Babin and Daron Babin will walk through the world of Alzheimer's with guests film maker, John Hoffman and neuro-psycohologist, Dr. Laurie Ryan. John Hoffman produced the HBO documentary "The Alzheimer's Project", a series of four documentaries on living with and learning more about this mysterious and still incurable disease. The first documentary, "The Memory Loss Tapes",which debuts Sunday May 10 on HBO, provides an up-close and personal look at seven individuals living with Alzheimer's, each in an advancing state of dementia across the full spectrum of the progression of the disease. In September 2005, Dr. Laurie Ryan accepted a position with the NIH, at the National Institute on Aging, in the Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of Aging Program, Dementias of Aging Branch where she is the Program Director for Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials. They see the pain and frustration experienced by Alzheimer's suffers and their families every day. Both Hoffman and Ryan see wide rays of hope in the future of Alzheimer's treatment as both work towards a greater public and scientific understanding of Alzheimer's. Listen in to Rainmaker on WebmasterRadio.FM tonight for what is expected to be one of the most personal and emotionally laden episodes ever played on WebmasterRadio. Rainmaker can be heard live on Thursdays at 6PM on WebmasterRadio.FM or anytime in podcast from iTunes or the WebmasterRadio.FM archives.