[Video] TEDTalk – What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
About Dr. Lisa Genova
Dr. Lisa Genova is a neuroscientist and accomplished writer. Graduating from Harvard with her PhD in Neuroscience, she has published novels centered around neurodegenerative diseases that help make science more accessible to the public. In addition to Alzheimer’s disease, she has written work that focuses on ALS, Huntington’s disease, and autism.
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Preventative health involves manageable changes that people can implement into their everyday lives. Some ways people can actively prevent Alzheimer’s disease include proper sleep hygiene, getting enough physical activity, and eating a diet that is rich in healthy fats and antioxidants but low in sugar are some effective and well studied lifestyle changes that adults can implement in their lives today. In addition, helping your clients stay cognitively sharp and stimulated by using a digital cognitive therapy tool, good cognitive therapy worksheets, and helping them stay social and engaged with others are ways to maintain brain health and help your clients age successfully. As a clinical provider, you can help your elderly clients make effective and meaningful changes that will benefit their health in the long-run.