Couple With Down Syndrome Celebrate 22 Years of Marriage – Week In Neurodiversity (3/10/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a couple with Down syndrome celebrate 22 years of marriage, a former college football coach helps test a new Alzheimer’s treatment, and a couple with Asperger’s bring out the best in one another! These stories and more in the week’s edition.

[00:10] A couple with Down syndrome celebrate their 22-year-marriage anniversary.

[00:32] A study from USC has found that living closer to highly polluted areas, such as clogged highways, could lead to Alzheimer’s.

[01:10] A unique new non-medicinal treatment is helping those with depression.

[01:41] Former Colorado University football coach Bill McCartney discusses living with Alzheimer’s as he takes part in a study for a promising new treatment for the disease.

[02:18] Dr. Lewis First discusses dyslexia on Georgia’s ABC 22.

[02:38] A couple with Asperger’s discuss their relationship and how being together makes them both even more extraordinary.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A couple with Down syndrome celebrate their 22-year-marriage anniversary. http://www.today.com/health/couple-down-syndrome-celebrate-22nd-wedding-anniversary-t108584

A study from USC has found that living closer to highly polluted areas, such as clogged highways, could lead to Alzheimer’s. http://www.reuters.com/video/2017/02/18/proximity-to-clogged-highways-could-incr?videoId=371148722

A unique new non-medicinal treatment is helping those with depression. http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/new-non-medicinal-treatment-helps-with-depression/413362627

Former Colorado University football coach Bill McCartney discusses living with Alzheimer’s as he takes part in a study for a promising new treatment for the disease. http://www.9news.com/life/senior-source/a-promising-new-treatment-for-alzheimers/413966523

Dr. Lewis First discusses dyslexia on Georgia’s ABC 22. http://www.wjcl.com/article/first-with-kids-22717-dealing-with-dyslexia/8984553

A couple with Asperger’s discuss their relationship and how being together makes them both even more extraordinary. http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/24/health/heart-of-the-matter-couple-aspergers-syndrome/

 

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Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing an education in the fields of neuropsychology and special education. He is the host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity, and author of the column Notions by Nickas. He also currently works as a camp counselor at Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.
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Mike Nickas

Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing an education in the fields of neuropsychology and special education. He is the host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity, and author of the column Notions by Nickas. He also currently works as a camp counselor at Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.

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