Eating to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Eating to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
2017 UC Davis Alzheimer's Community Engagement Series This is the third lecture in a six part series offered by the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center for the Sacramento Metropolitan Area and communities throughout Northern California. The theme of this year’s series is healthy brain aging and prevention. Six lectures, planned around this theme, include preventative information on healthy brain aging, vitamins and supplements, diet, alternative medicine approaches, social interaction and exercise. As our population ages, age-related cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia threaten to reach epidemic proportions within several decades. Lifestyle factors, such as diet, play an important role in brain health.  More specifically, your daily food choices may lower your risk and help you prevent degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  This talk will take a closer look at different diets and explore their effects on our genes, brain health and longevity. Dr. Rosane Oliveira is Founding Director of the UC Davis Integrative Medicine program. Blending a life-long passion for nutrition with over 20 years of scientific experience in genetic research, Dr. Oliveira is devoted to educating people about how food and other lifestyle choices can affect how our genes are turned on and off to either cause disease or promote health and longevity.  She writes about health and nutrition every week on the program's blog and teaches lifestyle medicine to medical students and residents at UC Davis. This series is made possible by the generous support of Sunrise Senior Living, Aegis of Carmichael, Revere Court and Norwood Pines Alzheimer's Care Center. Seating is limited. For more information call 916-734-5728.

at M.I.N.D. Institute
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, United States

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