New Alzheimer’s drug, Domestic violence and guns

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A doctor looks at PET brain scans.
In this Aug. 14, 2018 photo, a doctor looks at PET brain scans in Phoenix. Matt York/AP Photo

An Alzheimer’s and dementia doctor joins us to discuss a new drug that is showing promise for slowing the disease and not just treating the symptoms. Then, we talk to a gun law expert about a case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court over whether someone with a domestic violence restraining order should be allowed to own a firearm under the Second Amendment.

Featured in this Show

  • Promising new FDA-approved Alzheimer's drug

    The FDA recently approved a new Alzheimer’s drug that shows signs of slowing the progression of the disease, not just the symptoms. The medical director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center joins us to explore the potential impacts.

  • Should domestic abusers have the right to own guns?

    The Supreme Court will decide whether a 1994 law that bans people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns violates the Second Amendment. A gun law expert explains.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Dr. Nathaniel Chin Guest
  • Susan Liebell Guest

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