Cognitive decline in not inevitable, asserted Dr. Lisa James at the beginning of her presentation at our November community gathering. James, Kunin Professor in Women’s Healthy Brain Aging, is part of a research team that is assessing brain status across the lifespan to uncover the conditions and attributes that contribute to brain health and resiliency.
Her presentation focused on three components of brain health: (1) genetic infrastructure, (2) lifestyle maintenance, and (3) prospective restorative treatments. While her research and findings are promising, she concluded by telling us that the funding for studying what makes for healthy brains is lacking.
– By Audrey Kingstrom