As the population ages and dementia threatens to become an epidemic, researchers are looking for ways to stimulate the brain and improve memory. The art of music and the science of the brain come together in Cleveland with the Cleveland Orchestra and the neurologists of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
StoryCorps is a radio program that travels the country, allowing two people to sit down and interview each other. A few weeks ago, Storycorps visited Las Vegas to interview people at memory loss facilities. They sat down with people with Alzheimer's or dementia and their family members and asked them to share their stories. We'll be playing some of those interviews over the next two weeks. And we'll also have a special show on Tuesday where we talk about memory loss and how it affects people and their loved ones. Do you know someone with Alzheimer's or dementia? How has it changed their lives? How has it changed yours?