Mild Cognitive Impairment – What To Know Now

May 15, 2021 | aging, books, culture, Health, Music, Science, technology

Mild Cognitive Impairment – What To Know Now

The Not Old Better Show, Inside Science Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show.

I’m Paul Vogelzang, and today we’re talking about brain health, brain science, and specifically what’s known as mild cognitive impairment.

In our ongoing series here on aging and mental health, today’s guest, Dr. Roberto Fernandez will join us and give us an in-depth perspective on understanding, treatment, and diagnosis of what many think of as forgetfulness or normal aging.

Your memories of the past. Your dreams for the future. Your ability to recall, reason, and think. It’s all in that three-pound organ between your ears—your brain. With so much at stake, protecting your brain from cognitive decline should be your highest health priority.

We’re here to help and I want to introduce you to our guest, Dr. Roberto Fernandez. Dr. Roberto Fernandez is a Behavioral Neurologist and the Medical Director of The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Fernandez has researched written about and diagnosed the underlying mechanisms of cognitive or brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease and in doing so has described novel changes in brain responses that can differentiate early-stage Alzheimer’s from normal aging. Additionally, Dr. Fernandez’s current research on ‘impaired navigation’ or getting lost in familiar surroundings is groundbreaking. We’ll learn about that and more during our busy show today and our conversation this morning on The Not Old Better Show.

My thanks to Dr. Roberto Fernandez, from The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Hopefully, today’s show has given you the information you need to approach Mild Cognitive Impairment with confidence. There’s a lot you can do to develop your remaining cognitive skills: improve your fitness, which we’ll be talking more about here on the show, to lowering your blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, and quitting smoking. You can find out more on our website: Thanks for joining us this morning and until next time, Let’s Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show.