In our first series of the Being Patient Podcast, we meet Brian Kursonis. When Brian was in his early fifties, he knew something was wrong. He would frequently blank out at his computer screen at his office job processing retirement plans, then a bad case of vertigo forced him to seek medical help. It took a year before Brian was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. In this episode, Brian takes us on his journey of being diagnosed and gives us insight from navigating the healthcare system and explains why it was his fiancé Kimberly who forced the doctors to test for Alzheimer's.
Being Patient's founder Deborah Kan resigned from her job as Executive Producer at the Wall Street Journal to redesign reporting on health, after her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In the Being Patient Podcast, we examine the latest research on the prevention, treatment and care of the disease from the patient’s point of view. We give patients and carers the tools to map the landscape of the disease and go straight to the expert community to get the answers they want to know. We aim to elevate the patient’s voice in important conversations and help researchers understand their patient communities.
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