Alzheimer’s Association R.I. to host discussion on offsetting dementia through lifestyle

WARWICK – A discussion focused on recent evidence about possible lifestyle risk factors and their role in developing dementia is scheduled for next month in Warwick.

Led by Dr. Jonathan Drake, associate director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center and assistant professor of neurology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the talk is part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Brian R. Ott, M.D. Research Symposium.

The event takes place Nov. 7 at the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport and is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by calling 800-272-3900 or to register online at communityresourcefinder.org.

Drake’s research interests are in healthy brain aging and modifiable dementia risk factors.

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He is particularly focused on identifying early indicators of preclinical dementia and incorporating lifestyle changes in diet, exercise and mindfulness to help offset the development of dementia.

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