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Podcast: Let’s Talk About Aging With Dr. Brent Forester

July 25, 2019

On today’s episode, Trevor shares the new way that he incorporates exercise into his daily routine.

Then Dr. Brent Forester, chief of McLean’s Division of Geriatric Psychiatry (15:24), joins us to discuss the need to get people talking about the Alzheimer’s epidemic. He also talks about addressing behavioral complications in older adults. Brent shares a bit about his groundbreaking research project on the effects of ECT on people with dementia.

Episode Highlights

  • McLean Hospital is the leader in Alzheimer’s and dementia resources and research (22:26)
  • How music helps with memory retention (32:54)
  • McLean is using synthetic marijuana as one avenue of battling dementia (01:01:37)

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