Research on dementia and Alzheimer’s prevention is just getting started. Even though these diseases affect millions of people around the world, in terms of prevention and treatment, we still are on a journey of discovery.

In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, my guest, Lori La Bey, and I discuss the latest trends in Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment. Lori is one the world’s leading advocates and experts on the topic of dementia and Alzheimer’s and her insights were amazing.

Most of us know a bit about Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We know that dementia is an umbrella term that covers several specific conditions, including Alzheimer’s. We know that Alzheimer’s manifests itself in memory loss and other neurological symptoms.

The question is can we do anything to prevent it? And, if someone that we love already has Dementia, what can we do to help to live with it?

In our interview, Lori and I discuss the latest Alzheimer’s treatments and what they mean for caregivers and patients. We also talk about what people can do to keep their brains in good shape including dietary considerations and getting plenty of exercise. Enjoy the show!

Since perspective is an important aspect of success as an Alzheimer’s caregiver, Lori gives us 3 tips for changing the way that we look at the disease. You won’t want to miss our conversation on the power of music to bring back memories – it’s quite powerful.

Join Lori and I as we discuss the following topics:

  • What is the most recent Alzheimer’s research?
  • What we are learning about the most effective ways to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s?
  • What are the simple things we can do to help with Alzheimer’s prevention?
  • What are the best foods for brain health?
  • Can brain training games help prevent Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What is the relationship between music and dementia?
  • How can you respond when someone with dementia forgets your name?

I also encourage you to check out Lori’s website and other resources that she offers to drive a conversation around the hope and positive ways we can respond to Dementia and its manifestations.

Alzheimer’s Speaks Website

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Purple Angel Project

Dementia Chats Webinars

Do you have any advice for the other women in the Sixty and Me community about your experiences in helping someone living with Alzheimer’s or dementia? Please add your thoughts in the comments below.

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