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Is Alzheimer’s genetic? Dr. Annie Fenn, founder of the Brain Health Kitchen, joins Dr. Falquier to discuss the role genetics plays in Alzheimer’s disease, as well as strategies and lifestyle changes that can help reduce the risk of developing this devastating brain disease. Tune in to learn how to take care of your brain while still enjoying delicious food.

In this episode you’ll hear:
1:40 - From OB/GYN physician to studying culinary arts.
9:00 - The MIND Diet.
12:15 - Dr. Fenn’s mother’s diagnosis with mild cognitive impairment, an early stage of Alzheimer’s.
14:20 - What is Dementia and what is Alzheimer’s?
17:30 - Cognitive changes at menopause.
18:15 - Ultra-processed foods and cognitive decline study.
20:30 - How to get into a brain health mindset.
24:50 - Is Alzheimer’s genetic? Early v. late onset Alzheimer’s.
28:00 - Even if you have the APOE4 gene, can one’s lifestyle help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s? 30:10 - What can people do to improve their brain health?
40:00 - At what age should people be mindful of lifestyle choices for their brain health?
41:15 - How quickly do people notice changes on a brain healthy diet?
42:30 - Can we learn to crave healthier foods?
46:00 - Recommended food groups.
54:15 - Research on alcohol and brain health.
59:00 - At what age is alcohol most neurotoxic?
1:00:30 - What can we learn from Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health?
1:04:00 - Dr. Fenn’s cookbook The Brain Health Kitchen: Preventing Alzheimer’s Through Food 1:06:30 - Mindset for aging successfully

As Referenced in episode:

Credits:
Host - Dr. Sabrina Falquier, MD, CCMS, DipABLM
Sound and Editing - Will Crann
Executive Producer - Esther Garfin
©2023 Alternative Food Network Inc.
Is Alzheimer’s genetic? Dr. Annie Fenn, founder of the Brain Health Kitchen, joins Dr. Falquier to discuss the role genetics plays in Alzheimer’s disease, as well as strategies and lifestyle changes that can help reduce the risk of developing this devastating brain disease. Tune in to learn how to take care of your brain while still enjoying delicious food. In this episode you’ll hear: 1:40 - From OB/GYN physician to studying culinary arts. 9:00 - The MIND Diet. 12:15 - Dr. Fenn’s mother’s diagnosis with mild cognitive impairment, an early stage of Alzheimer’s. 14:20 - What is Dementia and what is Alzheimer’s? 17:30 - Cognitive changes at menopause. 18:15 - Ultra-processed foods and cognitive decline study. 20:30 - How to get into a brain health mindset. 24:50 - Is Alzheimer’s genetic? Early v. late onset Alzheimer’s. 28:00 - Even if you have the APOE4 gene, can one’s lifestyle help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s? 30:10 - What can people do to improve their brain health? 40:00 - At what age should people be mindful of lifestyle choices for their brain health? 41:15 - How quickly do people notice changes on a brain healthy diet? 42:30 - Can we learn to crave healthier foods? 46:00 - Recommended food groups. 54:15 - Research on alcohol and brain health. 59:00 - At what age is alcohol most neurotoxic? 1:00:30 - What can we learn from Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health? 1:04:00 - Dr. Fenn’s cookbook The Brain Health Kitchen: Preventing Alzheimer’s Through Food 1:06:30 - Mindset for aging successfully As Referenced in episode: MIND Diet Association Between Consumption of Ultraprocessed Foods and Cognitive Decline Credits: Host - Dr. Sabrina Falquier, MD, CCMS, DipABLM Sound and Editing - Will Crann Executive Producer - Esther Garfin ©2023 Alternative Food Network Inc. read more read less

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