This is a Lecture by Dr. Frank LaFerla, Ph.D. He gave this lecture on Feb. 09, 2018 for the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute, Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. LaFerla is a Chancellor’s Professor in the Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior at University of California, Irvine. He is the director of the NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Co-Director of the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND).
Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia.
Age-related changes found in an average senior:
Signs of Alzheimer’s:
Degenerative Brain Changes due to Alzheimer’s:
Statistics about Alzheimer’s and the brain:
The Impact of Alzheimer’s in the United States:
Projected National Impact by 2050:
Steps you can take to lower your risk:
Diet (largely Mediterranean) to cut the risk of Alzheimer’s:
I cared for Mom for seven years and learned so much from my experiences with her and Alzheimer's.