Tune in to local public television station to learn more about caregiving for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease

A psychology professor discusses Alzheimer’s disease signs and  symptoms and the caregiving experience on television show “Second Opinion.”

Olivio Clay, Ph.D.Olivio Clay, Ph.D.Alzheimer’s disease affects approximately 5.7 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s is a cause for stress, exhaustion, depression, burnout and other health problems for the caregiver. Olivio J. Clay, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychology and scientist with the UAB Alzheimer’s Disease Center, will join the television show “Second Opinion” alongside three caregivers to discuss treatment and care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. 

Guests share the journey they have lived while caring for their loved ones, while Clay provides perspective in noticing signs of Alzheimer’s disease, dealing with symptoms as a caregiver and treatment options. The episode, “Caregiving Through Alzheimer’s Disease,” will air on local public broadcasting channels throughout December.

Alabama Public Television will air “Caregiving Through Alzheimer’s Disease” on Dec. 20 at 5:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m and Dec. 22 at 5 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on APT WORLD Channel and January 13 at 11:30 a.m. on the main APT channel.