Indigenous populations face health and financial burden from Alzheimer’s, What’s changed one year since the fall of Roe v. Wade

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People hold signs during a rally in favor of abortion rights Saturday, March 11, 2023, in Appleton, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

First, a clinical psychologist delves into research showing how Indigenous and Native populations face annual costs of over $1 billion from Alzheimer’s and similar dementias. Then, we speak with a member of a regional abortion fund to learn what has changed one year since the fall of Roe v. Wade.

Featured in this Show

  • Research shows Indigenous populations burdened by cost of Alzheimer's, other dementias

    A recent analysis of five years of Wisconsin healthcare cost data shows that dementia care for American Indian and Alaska Native adults over 65 can cost upwards of $1.2 to $2.5 billion dollars annually. We learn how this research should inform how we should care for those with dementia.

  • Abortion fund coordinator reflects one year after the fall of Roe v. Wade

    June 24 marked a year since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that guaranteed a legal right to an abortion nationwide. A coordinator with an abortion fund operating in the Midwest shares the challenges the organization has faced since the fall of the historic ruling.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Adrienne Johnson Guest
  • Alison Dreith Guest