Right now, over 6 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease in North America. By 2050, that number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million people.
What’s worse, Alzheimer’s disease not only causes memory loss — 1 in 3 seniors die from Alzheimer’s or dementia in the U.S. It’s a serious condition, and more and more people are at risk every year.
While those with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease are more likely to get it in the future, others with no family history of Alzheimer’s are liable as well.
Now more than ever, we need to prioritize brain health — after all, our brains are like any other organ in our body! They grow older and weaker over time.
Now, here’s the good news!
There are certain habits we can form, such as the foods we eat, that can positively impact our brain health and bring down the risk of getting Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia in the future! Thankfully, we have dedicated scientists, physicians, and researchers who are constantly finding ways to optimize our brain health.
My guest today is one of those people! Please welcome Dr. Lisa Mosconi to The School of Greatness!
Dr. Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D., is the Director of the Women’s Brain Initiative and Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC)/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she serves as an Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Department of Psychiatry at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.
Dr. Mosconi holds a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine and is a certified Integrative Nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner. Her groundbreaking research is well known regarding the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease in at-risk individuals, especially women, using brain imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). She is passionately interested in how the risk of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease can be mitigated, if not prevented through the combination of appropriate medical care and lifestyle modifications involving diet, nutrition, physical and intellectual fitness.
Dr. Mosconi has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious medical journals, and she has received several fellowships, Federal and non-Federal grants, as well as private donations to support her research. Her work has been presented at over 80 international conferences leading to press releases involving TV and radio networks worldwide (CNN, CBS, NBC, the Today Show, the Doctors show, etc.) and major print media.
She is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller THE XX BRAIN: the Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and of BRAIN FOOD: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power.
It was a pleasure to have her on the show and learn how we can all start mitigating the risk of Alzheimer’s and keep our brains healthy and active as we age! She has so much valuable wisdom to share, and it’s all backed by science!
Join me on Episode 1,091 to learn how to optimize your brain health and prevent Alzheimer’s with Dr. Lisa Mosconi!