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286 - Taking Control Of Your Brain Health: Assessing Your Risk Of Alzheimer'S &Raquo; Dr. Jeff Gellblum

Taking control of your brain health is crucial, especially when assessing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding your individual risk factors empowers you to make informed decisions and take proactive steps to preserve cognitive function.

Several factors contribute to Alzheimer’s risk, including age, genetics, lifestyle, and medical conditions. Advanced age and a family history of Alzheimer’s increase the likelihood of developing the disease, but lifestyle choices can also play a significant role. Engaging in regular physical exercise, maintaining a healthy diet, managing chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension, staying socially active, and challenging your brain with mental stimulation are all key strategies for reducing risk.

Additionally, undergoing cognitive assessments, such as memory tests and neurological evaluations, can provide valuable insights into your cognitive health and detect any early signs of decline. By being proactive and informed, you can actively protect and support your brain health, making positive lifestyle choices and seeking appropriate medical guidance to mitigate the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

This episode is a conversation with neurologist Dr. Jeff Gelblum dedicated to discussing risk factors and how we can mitigate our risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

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After helping care for her grandmother who had vascular dementia, Jennifer realized her Mother was showing signs of early onset Alzheimer’s. After the death of her father in 2017 Jennifer went searching for answers to many of the common questions and Alzheimer’s caregiver faces. Being a busy entrepreneur Jennifer realized that a podcast would be the easiest way to learn more about caregiving while completing other tasks.

Sadly, in late 2017 she only found one and it didn’t quite address what she was looking for, so she did the next best thing, and started her own. The Fading Memories podcast is now in it’s fourth year and despite the death of her Mom in March 2020, Jennifer is still talking to caregivers and still learning how to be an excellent caregiver. On the podcast she discusses caregiving, brain health, self-care and how to age well.