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Keys Bags Names Words shines a light on the many facets of dementia

On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing Keys Bag Names Words, a new documentary about the personal and global impacts of dementia.

As the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States, nearly one in 10 adults over 65 have dementia and another 22 percent have mild cognitive impairment, according to Columbia University researchers.

In the film, we meet people in their most intimate moments. They discuss how they have adapted to caregiving and in some cases, their diagnoses.


Jill Harmon, caregiver for 14 years to her husband Don who suffered from dementia, featured in Keys Bags Names Words

Cynthia Stone, Emmy award winning director and producer of Keys Bags Names Words

Web Resources:

Screenings of Keys Bags Names Words

The Hindu: Free dementia support line and online memory clinic launched in India

The New York Times: Does the MIND Diet Prevent Dementia?

AP: Some US airports strive to make flying more inclusive for those with dementia

Scientific American: Hearing Aids May Lower Risk of Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Medical News Today: Screening tool uses 11 risk factors to predict dementia with up to 80% accuracy

Penn Medicine News: Individuals with Depression Are Over Two Times as Likely to Be Diagnosed with Dementia, Penn Medicine Research Finds

Consumer Affairs: More possible links between medication and dementia

National Institutes of Health: Air pollution from different emission sources is associated with incident dementia

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.
Bee Soll is a producer with Your Call at KALW, and a producer, writer, and editor at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. She is a former reporter for Crosscurrents and contributor at KPFA Radio.