A doctor I interviewed for this story told me something that stuck with me. He said for every person with dementia he treats, he finds himself caring for two patients. That's how hard it can be to be a caregiver for someone with dementia.The doctor is Bruce Miller. He directs the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco. According to Miller, 50 percent of caregivers develop a major depressive illness because of the caregiving. "The caregiver is so overburdened...
You don't realize how much you appreciate traffic lights until you have to drive around a city without any. This week on Katrina: The Debris, getting around New Orleans, during and after the storm.
Jordi Savall is one of the most famous of early music musicians performing today. He is truly a "Musician Extraordinaire." Continuum this week presents recordings of some of his expert solo playing on the Renaissance viola da gamba. Also included will be recordings of his early music ensemble, Hesperion XXI performing works of the English Renaissance composer William Lawes.
Louisiana keeps pounding its fists against what Thomas Jefferson called the “wall of separation of church and state”. For example, Louisiana is not complying with the marriage decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges.“Marriage, as an institution between a man and a woman, was established by God. It cannot be altered by an earthly court,” Governor Bobby Jindal told the press, during a campaign stop in Iowa Friday.While a certain portion of this stance can be attributed to...
This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has All In All: Same Sex Edition, Neanderthal Love, Read the Trades,News of the Warm, News of the Godly, News from Outside the Bubble, News of the Olympic Movement, What the Frack, The Apologies of the Week, and more!
This week on The Reading Life: Photographer John Rosenthal, whose sad and beautiful new book is After: the Silence of the Lower Ninth Ward, with a preface by Lolis Eric Elie and afterword by John Pope. We’ll also talk with novelist Nick Courage, whose new middle grade novel is The Loudness, and Jody Barranco, who is the steward of a Little Free Library in Old Jefferson.