Up to 40% of dementia may be prevented through lifestyle changes [Livingston Lancet 2020]. Let’s find out the top six ways to reduce dementia risk with lifestyle from todays expert guest.

Sarah McEwen, PhD, is a Cognitive Psychologist with 15 years of clinical research experience, specializing in the study of physical activity and cognitive enhancement interventions to investigate biological, behavioral and health-related outcomes in patients suffering from cognitively debilitating disorders. 

Dr. McEwen graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and a PhD in Psychology from Trinity College.

Dr. McEwen serves as Section Editor for the peer-reviewed journal NeuroReport, and Associate Editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, and has published over 45 peer-reviewed journal articles. 

Up to 40% of dementia may be prevented through lifestyle changes [Livingston Lancet 2020]. 

Neuroplasticity – brain can change throughout life

-Physical exercise can actually result in hipoocampal growth on MRI in adults. 

-Diet- Follow the MIND protocol


-Reduce chronic stress-MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

     Hippocampal volumes can increase following MSSR [Holzel 2011]



-Social Isolation

Genius Gyms  https://geniusgyms.com/

Pacific Brain Health Center (https://www.pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org/brain-health/) 

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