Tuesday, July 19, 2011

7/19 Alzheimer's Conference Update, Maintaining Independence, Larry Manetti

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Senior Director Maria Carrillo PHD Will Give Us Updates, Live from the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Paris, France

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) brings the world’s leading scientists in the field of Alzheimer’s research. It is the largest conference in the field, showcasing latest groundbreaking research.
There are currently an estimated 5.9 million Americans living with Alzheimer's today – three quarters of those people are women. A strange memory disorder was first noticed in 1906, but modern day focus on the disease began didn’t begin until the 1960s. Now – Alzheimer’s joins the ranks of cancer and heart disease as a national health priority.

Maria Carrillo, PhD, is Senior Director of Medical and Scientific Relations at the Alzheimer’s Association. She oversees the Association's research grantmaking process and communication of scientific findings within and outside of the organization. Dr. Carrillo manages the World-Wide Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (WW-ADNI), which is a multi-country research effort aimed at finding biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer’s. She authored the chapter on research in “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s,”

Nationally Recognized Gerontologist Jodi Olshevski Shares Simple Things People Can Do to Enhance Their Living Space as They Age

It’s no surprise that most Americans make sure their homes are protected against break-ins or are vigilant about making them safe for visiting children. But how many are making sure that their homes are designed to meet lifestyle changes as they age? One of the biggest issues boomers will confront as they move into their 60’s is planning for their housing future. In fact, 96% are aware of changes they could make to their homes to make them more comfortable or accessible to live in as they age, yet only 26% have actually made them.

Nationally recognized gerontologist Jodi Olshevski shares simple things people can do to enhance their living space as they age. Whether it’s the inability to grasp and twist the kitchen faucet or safely navigate low lit areas, she will discuss the issues boomers face and easy steps they can take to enhance the match between their home and lifestyle. She will also discuss the results of recent research conducted in partnership with MIT AgeLab highlighting boomers’ attitudes towards housing decisions and design changes.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

We're Talking with Actor and CRN Radio Host Larry Manetti

Larry Manetti started acting in his hometown of Chicago. After studying acting with the Ted List Theater Players, Larry drove to Los Angeles in 1972. Larry landed an agent and was sent to Universal Studios to audition for an opening as a contract player. Luck was on his side. Jack Webb was casting a new series for NBC called The Chase. Larry played a young detective.

After attending acting school at Sal Dano's at night and doing bit parts by day, he scored. Baa Baa Black Sheep was being produced and cast at Universal, and the now famous writer Stephen J. Cannell was the executive producer and the role was a natural for Larry. He was cast as a cocky, hot shot pilot named Bobby Boyle. The show was a big hit for NBC but was cancelled within two years.

Because the network was so impressed with Larry's on-screen presence, they cast him in a new series called The Duke. The Duke was cancelled in one year. Larry was back to playing whatever Universal told him to.

Hoping to catch lighting in a jar, along came Magnum, P.I. and the role of Rick. This was his elevator...the show became a mega-hit for 8 years. Since Magnum, P.I., Larry has done co-starring roles in 25 feature films and guest starred on many hot TV shows.
Larry is the author of a book titled Aloha Magnum.

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