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The Bill Gates Mission to Fight Alzheimer’s – Week in Neurodiversity (12/9/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the DifferentBrains.org staff.

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 mins 45 sec) In this episode, Bill Gates offers $50 million for Alzheimer’s research, BuzzFeed explores life with schizophrenia, and a young woman is the first with Down syndrome to enter a Miss USA State Pageant! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:12] Bill Gates announced he will donate $50 million into Alzheimer’s research.

[00:44] Arizona State University is hosting an exercise class to go through specialized workout plans for those with Down syndrome.

[01:15] Good Day DC discusses ways to manage depression during the holiday season.

[01:51] Dr. Michael Marino discusses how to slow down your mind when dealing with insomnia.

[02:20] BuzzFeed has produced a video showing what it is like to live with Schizophrenia.

[02:42] A 22-year-old is the first woman with Down syndrome to enter a Miss USA State Pageant.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Bill Gates announced he will donate $50 million into Alzheimer’s research. http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/health/bill-gates-announcement-alzheimers/index.html

Arizona State University is hosting an exercise class to go through specialized workout plans for those with Down syndrome. https://vimeo.com/244730992

Good Day DC discusses ways to manage depression during the holiday season. http://www.fox5dc.com/good-day/researchers-find-new-ways-of-managing-clinical-and-seasonal-depression

Dr. Michael Marino discusses how to slow down your mind when dealing with insomnia. http://wtnh.com/2017/11/27/studying-insomnia-and-its-impact/

BuzzFeed has produced a video showing what it is like to live with Schizophrenia. https://www.facebook.com/BuzzFeedVideo/videos/2397766093697592/

A 22-year-old is the first woman with Down syndrome to enter a Miss USA State Pageant. http://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-syndrome-1st-compete-miss-usa-state-pageant/story?id=51407987

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The image of Bill Gates used in the featured image for this episode is by Sebastian Vital, used under a creative commons license. For the original, click here.

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