Dementia en Sleep as a Dishwasher for Your Brain <p>Not only are the days getting colder, but they are also getting darker. Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer talks with sleep doctor, Dr. Eric Dyken, about the effect of darker nights on your sleeping habits. They also discuss the correlation between sleep and dementia, a new study that shows the brain clears our harmful toxins while you sleep, and how sleep plays a role in diabetes risk.</p><p>Dr. Dyken is the Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:53:23 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 31247 at Sleep as a Dishwasher for Your Brain Altered Memories <p>Host Ben Kieffer explores memories this hour.&nbsp; First, he has a talk with ISU Assistant Professor Jason Chan about his research showing how our memories can be altered by incorrect information.&nbsp; In the second half, you can hear about how memories are affected by aging.&nbsp; Guests include representatives from long-term care facilities, and a woman who tells her personal story helping her husband deal with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:40:05 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Emily Woodbury & Ben Stanton 22209 at Altered Memories Being a Caregiver in Iowa <p></p><p>All this week, IPR’s Rob Dillard has been exploring what it means to be a caregiver in Iowa.</p><p>We wrap up the series by having a discussion with a number of caregivers in our state about the challenges of care giving and their hopes for the future.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:49:38 +0000 Ben Kieffer 14754 at Being a Caregiver in Iowa Being in Iowa: Caregivers Dementia <p></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 22586 at Being in Iowa: Caregivers Dementia