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EP 948B - Fighting For My Life

Summary: Painfully familiar with Alzheimer’s because of her family history and her experience as a nurse, Jamie Tyrone felt as if she had a ticking time-bomb inside her after undergoing genetic testing.
Air Date: 7/9/19
Duration: 18:20
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Marwan Sabbagh, MD
Marwan Sabbagh, MD, is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. A leading Alzheimer’s disease investigator, Sabbagh brings more than 27 years of experience in the field, most recently serving as the director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Division at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

Dr. Sabbagh received his residency training in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his fellowship training in geriatric neurology and dementia under renowned Alzheimer’s disease experts, Leon Thal, M.D., and Robert Katzman, M.D., at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.

In alignment with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s devotion to advancing clinical research, Sabbagh is an eminent clinician, researcher and author, having penned more than 300 medical and scientific articles on Alzheimer’s disease and research as well as four books.

He is the author of The Alzheimer's Answer: Reduce Your Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy and The Alzheimer's Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health.
EP 948B - Fighting For My Life
Jamie Tyrone was forty-nine years old when she learned she had a genetic predisposition toward Alzheimer’s disease.

Her genes translated to a 91% chance she would contract the disease during her lifetime.

Painfully familiar with Alzheimer’s because of her family history and her experience as a nurse, Jamie felt as if she had a ticking time-bomb inside her, ready to go off at any moment.

After an initial bout with depression, Jamie decided to take action rather than concede defeat. She teamed up with renowned neurologist Dr. Marwan Sabbagh to write Fighting for My Life as a practical, helpful guide for those who know they are at greater risk of contracting Alzheimer’s Disease.

Dr. Sabbagh's portion of the book focuses on the genetic medical science that is currently available to the regular consumer -- and how it can be both a positive and negative thing.

Listen as Dr. Sabbagh joins Dr. Roizen to share insights from the book, as well as information on dementia and Alzheimer's risk factors and treatment options.

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