Intelligent Medicine

ENCORE: How to Prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Part 1



Psychopharmacologist Dr. Timothy Jennings shares a broad array of strategies for averting mental decline in his book, "The Aging Brain." To what extent is dementia pre-ordained by our genes? Can we overcome our genetic predispositions? What roles for exercise, sleep, stress reduction? What evidence supports lifetime learning? What medications rob memory? What type of diet has been shown to stave off brain deterioration? Are there “brain foods”? What supplements have memory protective effects? Does hormone replacement help? Is there scientific evidence to support the benefits of spirituality?