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Keeping Your Brain Healthy: Preventing Alzheimer's

In conversation with Dr. Linda Ercoli
Monday, February 13, 2012
Episode Summary
Take control of your brain, come learn from the authors of Memory Bible about cutting-edge research on this devastating brain disease and the progress towards a cure as well as strategies for prevention.

Participant(s) Bio
Gary Small, M.D., and Gigi Vorgan are the authors of The New York Times bestseller The Memory Bible, as well as several other books about the brain. Dr. Small is director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the university's Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior and professor of psychiatry at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. Named one of the world's leading innovators in science and technology by Scientific American, he appears frequently on Today, Good Morning America, PBS, and CNN. Ms. Vorgan, in addition to working as a coauthor with her husband, has been a writer and producer for feature films and television. They live in Los Angeles.

Linda M. Ercoli, Ph.D., is an Associate Clinical Professor and the Director of Geriatric Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute. She has expertise in the neuropsychology of aging and dementia. Dr. Ercoli has been active in developing cognitive enhancement intervention programs for older adults with age related memory changes and for patients with mild cognitive disorders, including "chemo brain".