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Radio Curious
Weekly Program
Ina Gordon, Edward Dick & Barry Vogel, Esq.
 Radio Curious - Barry Vogel  Contact Contributor
June 28, 2017, 2:49 a.m.
Ina Gordon and her husband Edward Dick share their experiences with Ina's suffering of Alzheimer's disease. The story of their marriage, their lives, and their efforts to live well in the present day touch a poignant note on this edition of Radio Curious.
Barry Vogel, attorney and counselor, is the host and creator of Radio Curious. Thomas Schoolcraft is the assistant producer.
When a lapse in memory becomes several lapses, and then many, it becomes scary. It could possibly be the onset of Alzheimer's disease, a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and worsens over time. It's reportedly the cause of two-thirds of the cases of dementia, and is the topic of this edition of Radio Curious.

Our guests are Ina Gordon and her husband Edward Dick, residents of Redwood Valley, California. Ina, formerly a Mendocino County librarian, has Alzheimer's. Ed is her caregiver. About five years ago, Ina realized she could not remember where she had put commonly used items. Now she no longer drives for fear of getting lost or safely controlling the car. She claims to be able to have a conversation, but says she wouldn't remember it the following day.

Ina Gordon offered to share her experience, how she is now, and what her life was like before Alzheimer's began to narrow her world. When she and Ed Dick visited the Radio Curious studios on June 24, 2017, we began what turned out to be a very sweet and poignant story, when I asked to recall what her life was like before her memory began to fade.

The readings that Ed Dick recommends are the articles in the Plough Quarterly.

Radio Curious is a half-hour, weekly, long-form interview program, now in its 27th year. We interview people on a curiously wide variety of topics about life and ideas. Our website is If your station airs Radio Curious please let us know, we will add you to our list of syndicate stations. We also welcome questions, feedback and program ideas. Radio Curious 280 N. Oak St. Ukiah, Ca 95482. (707) 462-6541.

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