Things to Remember
When George and Mary Helen Sampson married in 1944, they had no idea what their future held. Now, over seven decades later, they reflect on their legacy and how Mary's worsening dementia has revealed the strength of their marriage. UC Berkeley journalism student Brittany Johnson documents her grandmother's struggle with dementia in this short film.
Over the last 10 years, Alzheimer's research has come a long way, yet there's still no cure or way to slow down this complex disease. Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia take a devastating toll on patients, families and their caregivers. Thuy Vu talks with two researchers about what caregivers can do to cope and about the promising medical developments on the horizon.
• Dr. Lennart Mucke, director of the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease and professor at UCSF
• Dr. Dolores Gallagher Thompson, director of Stanford Geriatric Education Center and professor at Stanford University School of Medicine
Antwan Wilson Interview
Last year, Antwan Wilson became superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District, the second-largest school district in the Bay Area. He talks to Thuy Vu about his first year on the job.