Dementia is a growing epidemic that affects individuals and families around the world.
Despite the billions of dollars funneled into biomedical research, we still don’t have a cure for Alzheimer’s. In fact, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Alzheimer’s is not one disease, but rather a syndrome caused by many different age-related processes.
We need to take action now if we want to protect our brains and prevent dementia from becoming an even bigger problem. This means making lifestyle changes like exercising more, eating better, and reducing stress. It also means supporting research that looks at the complex causes of dementia and finding new ways to treat it.
Peter J. Whitehouse
MD, Ph.D., is a professor of neurology at Case Western Reserve University and a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. He is co-founder of Intergenerational Schools, a network of unique public, multi-age community schools in Cleveland, Ohio. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-whitehouse-156b432/
Daniel R. George
Ph.D., M.Sc, is a medical anthropologist and an associate professor in the Department of Humanities and the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgeorge2844/
You can find their book “American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society” on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/American-Dementia-Health-Unhealthy-Society/dp/1421440474