Of Sound Mind is a new series on dementia and healthy cognitive aging, sponsored by the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. This series brings experts in the field of cognitive aging to explore current research in dementia and discuss methods of keeping your brain healthy. Our host, Dr. Dolores Gallagher Thompson is a well-respected researcher in the field of geropsychology.
Healthy Cognitive Aging is the first episode of this talk show, with guest Dr. Frank Longo. He is a professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Stanford School of Medicine. The discussion during this episode focuses on the topics of what is dementia, and what research suggests are ways to reduce the risk of dementia. He provides a brief introduction to the new Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and gives some background on why healthy volunteers are used in dementia research.