Research at Brandeis on Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s

Researchers right in our own back yard at Brandeis University in Waltham are conducting fascinating research on the causes and prevention of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and other neurological disorders.  You can watch a lecture by Professor Petsko here.  He introduces some intriguing research concepts – one idea they are exploring is whether all of these various neurological disorders are really one and the same – perhaps they are all different manifestations of one underlying disease or disorder, since there is so much about them that overlaps.

His practical advice confirms what we already know (but we all need to hear again) – eat right, eat fish, exercise your body and brain, and keep your blood pressure low.