Friday, July 28, 2017

Ted Talk: Can Alzheimer's Disease be Prevented?

Neuroscientist Lisa Genova PhD, author of the novel Still Alice (that, in turn, became the movie with Julianne Moore in the leading role), has an encouraging new piece on Ted Talk on what all of us can and should do now to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's or even slow the disease after diagnosis. As she says, "DNA alone does not determine whether you will be symptomatic for Alzheimer's."  It is one of a multi-part feature on Ted Talk addressing various "Prevention" topics.  Here's and NPR link to the 14 minute podcast for Lisa's piece,  "What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's?"

Correction:  My thanks to the readers who caught my typo -- it's "Still Alice," not Still Alive, for the title to the book and movie I've linked here!

 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/2017/07/ted-talk-can-alzheimers-disease-be-prevented.html

Cognitive Impairment, Current Affairs, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Health Care/Long Term Care, Science | Permalink

Comments

Excellent book and movie, but the title is Still Alice, not Still Alive.

Posted by: Patti Marshall | Aug 2, 2017 6:24:32 AM

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