“Dementia does not discriminate, so it does not matter how bright a person you are or how much life experience you have or what your occupation may have been. Everybody is at risk of developing dementia as they get older.”
How Likely is Dementia:
Are you destined for a decline in your cognitive function? The answer is more hopeful than you think. Dr. Maureen O’Connor is the Associate Director of Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center Education Core and Director of Neuropsychology at the Bedford VA Hospital. She has dedicated her career to studying dementia and cognitive decline and hopes to assist families and patients through the difficult transition.
How to Reduce Dementia and Cognitive Decline:
Dr. Maureen O’Connor is the Associate Director of Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center Education Core and Director of Neuropsychology at the Bedford VA Hospital. She joins the podcast today to define what dementia is, explain the impact of a positive outlook, and encourage listeners to discuss any changes they see with their primary care provider. Dr. O’Connor will also discuss what you can and can’t control about aging and how you can reduce cognitive decline through exercise, diet, sleep, and social connections. She may also bust a myth about brain games you may not have expected.
- Six Steps to Managing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: A Guide for Families By: Dr. Maureen O’Connor
- Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It By: Dr. Maureen O’Connor
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