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]
Genius Gyms https://geniusgyms.com/
Pacific Brain Health Center (https://www.pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org/brain-health/)
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