Preventing Dementia and Maintaining Cognitive Health

May 21, 2016

44 million people currently suffer from various cognitive diseases, including dementia. Professor Frank Longo discusses the scientific advancements made in Alzheimer’s research and what preventive treatment may look like in the future. 

Frank M. Longo is The George and Lucy Becker Professor and chair of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University. Professor Longo directs the Alzheimer's Translational Research Center, a program creating new approaches to Alzheimer’s detection, prevention and treatment. He also provides care for patients with dementia and has worked to develop outstanding training programs for medical students and resident physicians with Stanford students rating neurology as the top educational experience in their clinical training. He is the inaugural winner of the Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer's Drug Discovery, the first prize to recognize researchers working in Alzheimer’s disease drug development.

This Stanford+Connects micro lecture was filmed on location at Stanford University. Stanford+Connects is a program of the Stanford Alumni Association.

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