CityViews 10/12/11: An Alzheimer’s Boom

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The number of Alzheimer’s patients in Utah is expected to nearly double by 2025. That’s prompted a state task force to start planning for the growing needs of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. On Wednesday, Sen. Karen Morgan and Nick Zullo of the Alzheimer’s Association join Jennifer with an update on how the state plans to deal with the coming epidemic.

Guests:

  • Utah Senate Minority Whip Karen Morgan
  • Nick Zullo, Director of Programs and Advocacy, Utah Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s State Plan Task Force is holding a public hearing tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 13,  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Utah Department of Human Services, 195 N. 1950 W., Rm. 1020 A & B, Salt Lake City. More information at 801-598-4467.

Segment 2:

You’ve probably heard about nanotechnology, but do you know what it is? An update on Utah’s fast-growing nanotech research and industry.

Guests:

  • Dr. Florian Solzbacher, Director of the Utah Nanofabrication Laboratory and Co-Director of the Utah Nanotechnology Institute at the University of Utah
  • Michael O’Malley, Marketing Director for USTAR

nanoUtah 2011 starts tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Hilton Hotel in Salt Lake City.

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