Food and Dementia

A Brain Health Academy Seminar:

July 11, 2024

Register for the Food and Dementia class here

Poor nutrition and diet are a major health problem that affects every part of the body, including the brain. In fact, it is among the top risk factors for dementia. With food as medicine becoming an important concept, this course provides strategies to assess diet quality and use that information to help individuals make healthy dietary modifications to build cognitive resilience.

Learning Objectives: 

  • List 6 or more modifiable risk factors for dementia
  • Summarize the link between nutrition and dementia
  • Identify effective interventions and strategies to address nutrition and a special focus on adults 45+ years
  • Identify special considerations for high-risk populations

Expert Presenter

Dr. Nancy Isenberg

Dr. Nancy Isenberg is the Medical Director of the Center for Healthy Aging at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute and leads the Cognitive Care Group within Providence Health & Services. She has over 25 years of experience in the medical care of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. She also co-directs Project ECHO Dementia, a state funded telehealth clinic developed to scale Dementia Capable Care in Primary Care, promote health equity through early detection, prevention, and comprehensive care programs, and with a specific focus on rural and underserved areas. She received an Age-Friendly Innovation Award to Pilot Project ECHO Dementia in Alaska in 2022. 

She obtained her medical degree, and Master of Public Health from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and School of Public Health. She completed residency training at the Neurological Institute, Columbia Medical Center, and a research fellowship in Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology at Cornell Medical Center. She has published multiple peer reviewed research articles and book chapters on cognitive neurology and brain health and lectured widely on the Neuroscience of Compassion and Mindfulness. Dr. Isenberg is also board certified in lifestyle medicine and committed to the programmatic development and implementation of care services which incorporate the latest evidence-based science of longevity and brain health.

In Partnership With:

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Sponsored By:

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