Can Coffee Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s?

The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the staff.

Today’s host: Andrew Barry!

(3min 35sec) In this episode, a young woman with Down syndrome looks to change people’s misconceptions, a teen with autism creates her own t-shirt business, and how does coffee reduce the risks of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s? These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] To kick things off, a study suggests that drinking coffee may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

[00:43] Next up, a young woman with Down syndrome is looking to change misconceptions surrounding the condition.

[01:12] Over in Texas, a non-profit horse therapy program is being run by veterans for veterans with PTSD.

[01:49] Next, a 62-year-old man who lost his father to Alzheimer’s is taking part in a study to look at the genetic risk factor for the disease.

[02:24] And finally, over in Georgia, a teen with autism has created her own t-shirt business to spread kindness throughout the country.