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Brain Health Promotion Strategies: Separating Reality-Based Hope From Hopeless Pseudo-Medicine

There are modifiable behaviors that may reduce the risk factor of Alzheimer's: vascular disease, sedentary lifestyle, depression/stress, diet factors and alcohol. Kaitlin Casaletto talks about the benefits of an active lifestyle and proper nutrition. Then Dr. Joanna Hellmuth looks at how to decode direct-to-consumer interventions - dietary supplements - and the rise of pseudo-medicine for dementia. She explains that supplements may or may not be safe and that manufacturers can make broad claims without supporting evidence. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 35136]


 27 August 2019  1h23m