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Alzheimer's in the Family

04/03/13 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Nancy Bercaw's father kept a brain in a jar of formaldehyde on his desk. The brain had belonged to his own father, whom he had watched slowly fade away from Alzheimer's disease. Nancy Bercaw says Alzheimer's was like another member of her family- it was always present in their lives. 

We'll talk to Nancy Bercaw about her new memoir, Brain in a Jar

Post your questions or comments about Alzheimer's here or email them to vermontedition@vpr.net

Also on the program, we'll talk to Dr. William Pendlebury, Professor of Pathology and Neurology and Director of the UVM Center on Aging and Fletcher Allen's Memory Center, about the search for a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.


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