How To Reverse Or Reduce Your Risk Of Alzheimer’s And Dementia

May 13, 2022

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For so long, we’ve been told that memory loss and dementia are just normal parts of aging.

We now know it doesn’t have to be that way, and that there are many measures we can proactively take to avoid cognitive decline as we age. Emerging research is helping us look at new ways to treat and even prevent devastating neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, giving people a newfound sense of hope.

 

In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, Dr. Richard Isaacson, and Dr. Jay Lombard about the role of genetics in brain disorders, lifestyle habits you can start right now to reduce your risk or reverse symptoms, and why we need to look at bacteria as a cause of neurodegenerative disease. 

 

Dr. Marwan Sabbagh is a board-certified neurologist and considered one of the leading experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and BMC Neurology and is now Editor-in-Chief of Neurology and Therapy. Dr. Sabbagh is the author of The Alzheimer’s Answer: Reduce Your Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy and The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health. His latest book, Fighting for My Life: How to Thrive in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s, is now available.


Dr. Richard Isaacson serves as Director of the Center for Brain Health and Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic (APC) at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine. He previously served as Director of the APC at the Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program, Assistant Dean of Faculty Development, and Associate Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian. He remains as Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell. 


Dr. Jay Lombard is an internationally acclaimed neurologist, author, and keynote speaker specializing in neuroimmunological conditions and medical mysteries. Dr. Lombard integrates biological, psychological, and existential components in his holistic treatment approach. Dr. Lombard’s clinical experience revealed an interesting pattern: one patient with ALS also had small-intestine bacterial overgrowth, another had ulcerative colitis, yet another had Crohn’s, and so on. He started seeing the connections between these bacterial imbalances and Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, and the link to neurological symptoms.

 

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Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:

Dr. Marwan Sabbagh

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Transcript

Hi this is Lauren fee and one of the producers of the doctors pharmacy podcast millions of americans are affected by

neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's dementia A. L. S. And more.

The good news is that there are many simple steps we can take every single day to protect our brains and reduce the risk for or even reverse symptoms of cognitive decline. In today's

Episode We Feature three conversations from the doctors pharmacy about why it is

so important to take care of our brains when we are young and what to do if we are experiencing a brain

condition. Dr Hyman speaks with Dr Marwan Sabbagh about the role of the A. P. O. E. Four gene with dr richard isaacson on lifestyle

modifications that can prevent and even reverse alzheimer's

disease. And with and with dr jay Lombard about bacteria as the cause of neurodegenerative diseases and with dr jay Lombard about bacteria as the cause of neurodegenerative disease.

Let's jump in.

I'll take it all again. Hi this is Lauren fee in one of the producers of the doctors pharmacy podcast. Hi this is Lauren fee in one of the producers of the Doctors pharmacy podcast, millions of americans are affected by neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's dementia a less and more. The good news is that there are many simple steps we can take every single day to protect

our brains and reduce the risk for

or even reverse symptoms of cognitive decline in today's episode. We feature

three conversations from the doctors pharmacy about

why it is so important to take care of our brains when we are young and what to do if we are experiencing a brain condition. Dr Hyman speaks with Dr marwan Sabbagh about the role of the A. P. O. E four gene with Dr Richard

ISaacson on lifestyle modifications

that can prevent Alzheimer's and even reverse its decline with Dr Richard isaacson on lifestyle modifications that can prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's and with dr jay Lombard about bacteria as the cause of neurodegenerative disease. Let's jump in.

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