Dr. Roger Rosenberg

Alzheimer's Today and Tomorrow

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Hour 2:           Will there ever be a cure for Alzheimer’s and how is our understanding of the disease changing as research progresses? We’ll spend this hour with Dr. Roger Rosenberg, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Abe (Brunky), Morris and William Zale Distinguished Chair in Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

  • John

    The Dr said that aerobic exercise is something they feel is helpful to delay onset and to help those with the disease. Have brain exercises proved of any benefit?

  • John

    The Dr said that aerobic exercise is something they feel is helpful to delay onset and to help those with the disease. Have brain exercises proved of any benefit?

  • Sarah

    John, I have the privilege of working with the Memory Research Clinic at the Alzheimer’s Diease Center at UTSW. Overall, I think the medical and educational communities at large believe that physical and mental exercises are at the very least somewhat beneficial in promoting brain function and cognitive wellness. These activities along with a low-fat/cholesterol, high-vitamin/mineral, lean protein diet as well as frequent social interaction may help remedy the symptoms of memory loss or cognitive decline but as he stated, there is little evidence that these things will prevent the risk for Alzheimer’s, most likely because genetics and age are the greatest factors. “What’s good for the heart is good for the brain” is a great statement he made in this talk. 

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