Extracto de la entrevista de Larry King con el Dr. Drew Pinsky “La epidemia Alzheimer: algo impensable” (inglés)
One of the men takes a brain scan to reveal whether he is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other memory disorders. The other declines.
King, trying to pump up interest for the show, won’t say in advance which is which. Reagan and King had visited the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at the Cleveland Clinic to learn about advances in treating the incurable memory disorder.
King’s special, “Unthinkable: The Alzheimer’s Epidemic,” airs Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT/PDT on CNN. It features interviews with several celebrities touched by the disease, including Maria Shriver, whose father Sargent Shriver had it, and actor Seth Rogen. The mother of Rogen’s fiancée was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 55, and he wanted to talk about it to make clear that not only old people are affected.
King chose the topic for his first CNN special because “the disease has always fascinated me,” he said.
King, who is 77, said he is healthy but, like many older people, Alzheimer’s is something he’s kept in the back of his mind. King is close with former first lady Nancy Reagan, who took care of her husband during his battle with Alzheimer’s before dying in 2004.