WOMEN’S BRAIN HEALTH SUMMIT: Dr. Dale Bredesen and Dr. Lisa Mosconi on the Latest Research into Women’s Brains
At The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and Lifetime Television’s “A Women’s Health Summit: It Starts with the Brain” on November 1, 2017, Dr. Lisa Mosconi and Dr. Dale Bredesen shared their insights into how Alzheimer’s affects women and why women’s brains must be researched separately from men’s.
Dr. Mosconi is Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell/NY Presbyterian and Dr. Bredesen is Founding President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and author of the New York Times best-selling book The End of Alzheimer’s.
“I suggest everyone get evaluated for Alzheimer’s in their 40s. I call it a ‘cognoscopy.’ Just like women start getting mammograms in their 40s and colonoscopies at 50, it’s important to get evaluated for Alzheimer’s when they turn 45, especially if there’s a family history.” Dr. Bredesen told WAM founder Maria Shriver.
Watch their conversation below:
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