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Two Weeks to a Healthier & Younger Brain

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Why is keeping your brain young and healthy so important?
Air Date: 6/18/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Gary Small, MD
Gary SmallDr. Gary Small, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry and aging and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Small, one the nations top brain health experts, frequently appears on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Dr. Oz Show.

He is co-author with his wife Gigi Vorgan of many popular books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Memory Bible, and The Alzheimer's Prevention Program. He is author of The Mind Health Report newsletter.

Let's face it — without a decent mind, you have no quality of life. With Dr. Gary Small's Mind Health Report, you'll gain greater health, happiness, and fulfillment in your relationships, personal life, work life or retirement, and more. Dr. Small fills every issue with the latest advancements in brain research from the far-reaching frontiers of neuroscience and psychiatry.

You'll not only read about breakthrough techniques for rejuvenating your brain health, but also see actual case studies from Dr. Small, one of the nation's leading brain and aging experts and director of the UCLA Longevity Center.

Each month, you'll embark on a new journey into the world of your brain. You'll discover the latest on topics such as Alzheimer's disease and memory loss, anxiety and depression, diet advice for a healthy brain, natural supplements and drugs that aid mental functioning and lessen pain and fatigue, and much more.
Two Weeks to a Healthier & Younger Brain
Just as your body changes with age, so does your brain.

Unfortunately, as you age, it's common to experience a mental decline.

You might think this would start to happen in your later years, but recent research conducted from Northwestern University found that an abnormal protein (amyloid) may start to accumulate in your brain as early as your 20s.

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that damages and eventually destroys brain cells.

This leads to memory loss, changes in brain function and thinking. According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than five million Americans are living with this disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.

Over 85% of all Alzheimer's cases occur in the United States, Western Europe and developed Asian countries.

What are the things you can do to get a healthier brain in just two weeks?

Gary Small, MD, discusses why brain health is so important, as well as how two weeks is all you need to for a healthier and younger brain.

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