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March 27th 2020: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Maintaining Brain Health

This is a fact-filled episode focusing on dementia, with an emphasis on reducing the risk of developing dementia. Our guest is the Director of Education for Alzheimer’s San Diego, Amy Abrams. This discussion will explore the latest developments in the topic of keeping one’s brain healthy as we age. Opening with a discussion of dementia basics, including its prevalence, risk factors, and symptoms, the conversation will then take a closer look at risk management – what lifestyle factors affect the risk and what steps to take if there are concerns about it’s possible onset. We will also compare

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Amy Abrams

Amy Abrams has worked in the field of long-term care in San Diego for nearly twenty years, in care management, dementia care, and community health education. She holds a joint Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health from San Diego State University and is a certified Positive Approach™ to Care dementia trainer. Amy is a passionate educator and vocal advocate for aging and disabled adults, and currently serves as the Director of Education for Alzheimer’s San Diego, a local non-profit organization whose mission is helping families today while finding a cure for tomorrow. Her favorite brain-healthy activities include long-distance running, reading science fiction, and walking her well-
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