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DEMENTIA: Mario Garrett, We Need A New Approach to Alzheimer's Research

April 12, 2022 Michael C Patterson, Mario Garrett Season 2 Episode 9
MINDRAMP PODCAST - LIVE LONG, LIVE WELL
DEMENTIA: Mario Garrett, We Need A New Approach to Alzheimer's Research
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Gerontology professor Mario Garret offers a straight-forward, no-nonsense critique  of current approaches to Alzheimer's research, particularly the overwhelming focus on addressing the Amyloid Cascade Hypothesis. 

Garrett proposes that we broaden our understanding of the true nature of the dementia syndrome and consider psychological as well as biological causes. 

Chapters Include:

  • We don't understand dementia
  • Historical perspectives on our Alzheimer's muddle
  • We call everything dementia, blunting our understanding
  • The many causes of dementia
  • We need a more nuanced definition of the dementia syndrome
  • Summary: consider psychological causes of dementia 
Teaser
Introduction
We Don't Understand Dementia
Historical Perspectives on Our Alzheimer's Muddle
We Call Everything Dementia, Blunting Our Understanding
The Many Causes of Dementia
We Need a More Nuanced Definition of the Dementia Syndrome
Summary: Consider Psychological Causes of Dementia
MINDRAMP Conclusion