Expert Discusses Alzheimer's Symptoms, Prevention for Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

November 1, 2017

TODAY (11/1, Powell, 1.25M) examines why women appear to be more affected by Alzheimer’s than men to mark the occasion of November, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. As part of TODAY’s Brain Power series, NBC special anchor Maria Shriver spoke with Dr. Richard Isaacson, who “runs the country’s first Alzheimer’s prevention clinic at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center,” to learn more about the disease. Notably, Isaacson said, “When it comes to women, there are biological changes, metabolism changes in the brain – that happens decades before.” In terms of prevention, “Isaacson says there are steps you can take right now that may help delay symptoms, including daily, rigorous exercise; eating a Mediterranean diet; reducing stress; and getting plenty of sleep.”

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