New book uncovers the present and future of brain health

American Dementia reveals that social safety nets, environmental protections and policies to fix income inequality may contribute to declining rates of dementia.

American Dementia
American Dementia

New book uncovers the present and future of brain health

American Dementia reveals that social safety nets, environmental protections and policies to fix income inequality may contribute to declining rates of dementia.

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For decades, researchers have chased a pharmaceutical cure for memory loss. But despite the fact that no disease-modifying biotech treatments have emerged, new research suggests that dementia rates have actually declined in the United States over the last decade. Why is this happening? And what does it mean for brain health in the future?

Reset talks with the co-authors of American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society.

GUEST: Dr. Daniel R. George, medical anthropologist and associate professor at Penn State College of Medicine

Dr. Peter J. Whitehouse, professor of neurology at Case Western Reserve University and professor of medicine at the University of Toronto