J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD – Maintaining Brain Health as we Age
The most rapidly growing age group in the USA population is persons who are 85 years of age and older. Yet, it is this age group that experiences 40 to 50% chance of significant decline in their memory. A common question often asked is “What can I do to prevent memory loss as I am aging?” In the past, one might facetiously respond by stating “Choose your genes well and you can live to a healthy older adult without memory loss.” We now have learned that prevention of memory loss is more than just having good genetics. This session examined how life style activities contribute as much, if not more, to longevity and preserved memory than having the right genes.
Below is the media slide show from Dr. Brubaker’s presentation.