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EP 1081B - Strong Heart, Sharp Mind

Summary: The gravest health threats to the nearly 109 million Americans over 50 are heart disease and Alzheimer’s.


Air Date: 2/1/22
Duration: 18:26
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD
Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD, board-certified neurologist, and geriatric neurologist hopes to work himself out of a job. Considered one of the leading experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia. Dr. Sabbagh has dedicated his career to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr. Sabbagh is a leading investigator for many prominent national Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment trials. Dr. Sabbagh is on the editorial board for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer’s and Dementia TRCI. He is editor-in-chief of Neurology and Therapy. He has authored and co-authored almost 400 medical and scientific articles on Alzheimer’s research. 

Dr. Sabbagh is the author of The Alzheimer’s Answer: Reduce Your Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy, with a foreword by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health. He has edited Palliative Care for Advanced Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Guidelines and Standards for Evidence-Based Care and Geriatric Neurology, published in 2014, and Fighting for my Life: Living in the shadow of Alzheimer’s disease in 2019. His upcoming book is titled Strong Heart, Sharp Mind.

He has been recognized with numerous awards and is a  Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology since 2004.

Dr. Sabbagh earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his medical degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He received his residency training in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and completed his fellowship in geriatric neurology and dementia at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, where he served on the faculty as an assistant professor. Before rejoining the faculty of the Barrow Neurological Institute, he was the Camille and Larry Ruvo Endowed Chair for Brain Health and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. Prior to that, he was the director of the Banner Sun Health Research Institute.
  • Book Title: Strong Heart, Sharp Mind
EP 1081B - Strong Heart, Sharp Mind
The gravest health threats to the nearly 109 million Americans over 50 are heart disease (the nation’s leading killer), and Alzheimer’s (the most feared affliction that affects millions of families.) In his new book Strong Heart, Sharp Mind, noted neurologist Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, reveals new hope for treating and preventing these dreaded conditions together.

Strong Heart, Sharp Mind relies on the latest science to reveal a proven 6-step program to maximize and improve both heart and brain health. The program includes:

· Incorporating exercise into daily activities

· Transforming the American diet into a healthful way to eat

· Building a healthy sleep regimen

· Managing stress, anger, and anxiety

· Creating opportunities for cognitive stimulation

· Bolstering your social support system
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