prevention

The Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati has been an integral part of substance abuse prevention in Greater Cincinnati since its founding in 1996. While the organization will continue its work, it recently expanded its mission to promote substance abuse prevention as a lifetime choice. To help better identify its new focus, Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati also recently changed its name, to PreventionFIRST!. Here to discuss the changes are PreventionFIRST! President and CEO Mary Haag and Board of Trustee Members Larry Williams and Melinda Brown. Larry Williams is retired vice-president for Talbert House, and Melinda Brown is with Stayin'’ Alive, a PreventionFIRST! coalition member.

There is no denying the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the patient as well as the loved ones. And while there is no cure for this disease, there may be easy, practical ways to help stave off the disease. Dr. Gary Small is one of the country’s leading experts in Alzheimer’s and he’s written a book  The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life, that provides tips and suggestions for physical and mental exercises, nutrition and more that are considered brain healthy. Dr. Small stops by the studio to spend a few minutes with Mark Perzel discussing the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, and some of the suggestions in his book.


Linda Seiter, the executive director of Caracole, which provides housing and other support services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS, joins Mark Perzel to talk about their recent relocation to Northside, the services they provide, and the ongoing challenges faced by those with HIV/AIDS, despite the disease no longer being headline news.