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Age-related cognitive decline is not inevitable — with Dr. Charles Alessi

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Age-related cognitive decline is not inevitable — with Dr. Charles Alessi

June 4, 2021

Age-related cognitive decline is not inevitable — with Dr. Charles Alessi

Is losing your mental faculties just a part of getting older? In his new book, Dr. Charles Alessi, HIMSS Chief Clinical Officer, says no. Host Jonah Comstock welcomes Dr. Alessi to discuss "Increase Your Brainability — and Reduce Your Risk of Dementia", his recently published book with co-authors Larry Chambers and Sir Muir Gray.

Talking points

  • Why write this book now? 
  • Reducing the mystery and misinformation about dementia
  • Dr. Alessi’s co-authors, Muir Gray and Larry Chambers
  • Misconceptions about dementia and inevitability
  • New technology addressing cognitive decline
  • Resilience and neural plasticity
  • Other things people can do to stave off cognitive decline
  • Questioning the inevitability of aging
  • The digital divide and the importance of designing products for older people
  • The link between mental and physical health

More about this episode

Order the book

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