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Did you know that Alzheimer’s is a preventable disease and not a disease of old age? We tend to associate it with the elderly because that’s when clinical symptoms manifest, but in reality, Alzheimer’s begins with negative changes in the brain at least a decade prior. More often than not, in middle age.
In this mini-episode, Dhru speaks with Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, and Dr. Dale Bredesen about why Alzheimer’s is a preventable disease, the lifestyle factors that can set the stage for Alzheimer’s years from now, the statistics on Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on women, and what you can do today to prevent cognitive decline.
Dr. David Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and four-time New York Times best selling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. His books include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. His latest book, Brain Wash, was co-written with his son, Dr. Austin Perlmutter.
Dr. Lisa Mosconi is the director of the Women's Brain Initiative and associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she serves as an associate professor of neuroscience in neurology and radiology. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at the NYU Department of Psychiatry, and the author of Brain Food and The XX Brain.
Dr. Dale Bredesen is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, and the author of the New York Times bestseller, The End of Alzheimer's. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA, and the University of California, San Diego, and directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute in 1998 as its founding president and CEO. He is currently a professor at UCLA and the Chief Science Officer At Apollo Health.
Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. David Perlmutter here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrDavidPerlmutter/
Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Lisa Mosconi here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrLisaMosconi/
Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Dale Bredesen here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrDaleBredesen/
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