Menopause and Alzheimer's: How to Protect Yourself
There is growing research that shows that as women's hormone levels go down during menopause, their risk goes up for those damaging amyloid plaques linked to Alzheimer's. TODAY's Maria Shriver speaks with Lisa Mosconi, author of "Brain Food," on how women can work to protect their brain health.
It's All About Your Brain
How to avoid losing your mind to Alzheimer's or dementia? Hint: Start now, says Maria Shriver. Shriver, who moderated a panel discussion on ways to help prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease, was joined by prominent neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Mosconi, author of Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power, UC Irvine psychiatrist and sleep expert Ruth Benca, and physical trainer Anja Garcia at the Move for Minds 2018 kick-off event in Brentwood, CA.
Meal Plan for optimal Brain Health
Renowned neuroscientist and nutritionist Dr. Lisa Mosconi joined KTLA Good News LA live with brain healthy recipes from her new book “Brain Food – The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power”. By drawing on more than fifteen years of scientific research and experience, Dr. Mosconi provides expert advice to prevent medical decline and sharpen memory. Her brain healthy recipes will help you maintain peak cognitive performance well into old age and therefore delay and may even prevent the appearance of debilitating diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Longevity & Lifestyle
Dr. Mosconi gives a talk at DLD16 in Munich on the role of nature (genes) versus nurture (lifestyles), and specifically on whether and, if so, how positive dietary choices can reduce the risk of dementia. Dr. Mosconi explains that despite an increase in life expectancy, we are “facing a brain health crisis”. She argues that because the brain changes leading to dementia, for example, unfold over a 20 to 40 year time span, there is a precious window of time. Preventive strategies, such as lifestyle adjustments, during this crucial timespan may well make disease modification possible. Dr. Mosconi considers how diet and nutrition play a particularly important role in this.
Dr. Mosconi joins Food Business School (FBS) Dean Will Rosenzweig for an online conversation about what we are currently learning about Alzheimer's and the role nutrition and diet plays in brain health. And why it's important for food innovators to develop discernment and perspective surrounding scientific research and its accuracy when developing new companies, products, and services.
Women and Alzheimer’s
Dr. Mosconi spoke at The Women Alzheimer's Movement and Lifetime Television's "A Women's Health Summit: It Starts With the Brain." Of every 3 Alzheimer's patients, 2 are women. Here, Dr. Mosconi presents the latest research from her lab about menopause and how hormonal changes may increase Alzheimer's risk in women.