The Science of Alzheimer’s and the Promise of Prevention

Dr. Richard Isaacson, M.D
New York–Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

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Can Alzheimer’s disease be prevented?

In The Science of Alzheimer’s and the Promise of Prevention, Harvard-trained neurologist Dr. Richard Isaacson, M.D., brings you up to speed on the science of Alzheimer’s and answers the most common questions patients and caregivers have about its prevention and treatment.

Recent research has uncovered compelling ways to protect and defend the brain against Alzheimer’s while improving memory and cognition. Combining his deep understanding of current studies and firsthand experience treating thousands of patients, Dr. Isaacson provides you with a practical guide to your mental health. Throughout, you will receive actionable guidance as you learn more about the disease and assess your own risk factors.

Did you know that Alzheimer’s actually begins in the brain decades before symptoms of memory loss or other cognitive and behavioral changes appear?

Importantly, modern science suggests that there are certain characteristics that may increase your chances of developing Alzheimer’s (e.g., increased age, family history of the disease, and genetics). But there are also “modifiable” risk factors—meaning that you can change your behavior to reduce your chance of developing the disease.

Armed with knowledge of the latest research, you can take early action to benefit your own brain health today.

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  • What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Stages
  • Alzheimer’s Risk Factors
  • The Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • An Overview of Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment Strategies
  • Brain Health and Nutrition
  • Alzheimer’s Diet and Nutrition: What and How to Eat
  • Supplements and Vitamins for Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Physical Exercise and Alzheimer’s
  • Cognitive Engagement, Brain Training, and Educational Attainment for Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Stress Reduction and Sleep Hygiene for Alzheimer’s
  • The Future of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Richard Isaacson, M.D., is an award-winning professor, an Alzheimer’s clinical specialist, and a leading expert on Alzheimer's prevention. He serves as Associate Professor of Neurology, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development, and Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic in the Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program at New York–Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. His research on neurology and medical education has been presented internationally. He is the recipient of several awards, including the 2013 Paff Award for Teaching, the highest teaching award for faculty at the University of Miami, and the 2009 AAN A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award from the American Academy of Neurology.

A graduate of the accelerated six-year B.A./M.D. program at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his medical internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and a residency in neurology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School.

As an educator, Dr. Isaacson’s career has encompassed teaching medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty, as well as  providing patient, caregiver, and community education and outreach. He serves as the Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program at Weill Cornell Medicine. Previously, he served as Vice Chair of Education and Education Director of the McKnight Brain Institute in the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

 

Praise for Dr. Richard Isaacson, M.D.

“I loved working with Dr. Isaacson to develop a personalized Alzheimer’s risk reduction plan. He and his team are constantly on top of the latest research which is no easy task and yet so important in this rapidly evolving area of healthcare.”
– Max Lugavere, Healthcare journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Genius Foods

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