Our knowledge about brain function is ever-changing, and as we learn more about the brain, we can better understand how it affects memory loss and those with dementia.
Hillcrest Health Services’ Director of Quality and Education, Anna Fisher, Ph.D., hosts an award-winning television series, “Now What?” airing on NET Television, which provides insights, information and resources to those caring for elders with dementia.
The ninth episode titled “Understanding the Brain and Behaviors” will air Dec. 25 through Jan. 11 and features an interview with Sanjay P. Singh, M.D., Chief of Staff for the Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Singh explains the function of different areas of the brain and how behavior and memory may be altered when specific areas are affected. He also discusses the many areas of the brain where different types of memories are stored.
According to the program description, “Drs. Fisher and Singh take the viewer through a typical examination and functional MRI brain scan in an effort to alleviate fears and to help patients and family members know what to expect during the diagnostic process.”
Dr. Fisher also interviews a local film maker, Erich Hover, who is releasing a film titled “It Snows All the Time” in early 2015. The film is a depiction of his personal story of his father’s dementia journey. Brett Cullen, who plays Hover’s father in the film, also has a personal connection with dementia and discusses his experience during the interview.
The one-hour program airs on NET2 World on the following upcoming dates and can also be viewed on-demand at http://netnebraska.org/basic-page/television/now-what-understanding-brain-behaviors.
Thursday, December 25, 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 28, 2 p.m.
Thursday, January 8, 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 11, 1 p.m.
To view all eight episodes and to learn more about the series, visit www.netnebraska.org/nowwhat. Hillcrest Health Services is a sponsor of this series.