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Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss how the actions we take when we are young (exercise, diet, etc.) affect our cognitive health as we age. Are there ways that we can reduce our risk for Alzheimer’s and related dementias?
Moderated by Dr. Max Gomez, CBS 2 Medical Reporter
Richard S. Isaacson, MD, Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic, Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program, and Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program at Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Isaacson specializes in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) risk reduction and treatment, mild cognitive impairment due to AD and pre-clinical AD. His research focuses on nutrition and the implementation and longitudinal assessment of dietary interventions for AD management.
Sarah Janicki, MD, MPH, Instructor in Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center. Dr. Janicki's research focuses on patients with Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders. Her work examines how genetic variations may influence exposure to estrogen and other hormones over the lifetime, which in turn may affect onset or progression of AD or cognitive impairment. Dr. Janicki also uses neuroimaging outcomes in older people to explore the neuroanatomic correlates of hormone exposure in aging.