Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 66 , Segment 3
Episode: Immigration, Brain Health, The End Game, Preschool
- May 19, 2015 9:00 pm
- 16:15 mins
Guest: Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Parlow-Soloman Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine. He's also the co-author of "2 Weeks to a Younger Brain" "My memory's just not what it used to be." How often do you hear someone say that? Research out of UCAL's Longevity Center has found memory loss doesn't just plague us when we hit 40 or 50. It starts as young as 20 and it's tied to subtle changes in the brain as we age. But there's also a lot of research suggesting that with the right approach, you can be middle-aged, but have the brain of a much younger you. The gray matter needs exercise just like the rest of our muscles.