June 7, 2022

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month: New treatments & ways to reduce the chance of Alzheimer's

Dr. Bruno Giordani is featured in this WXYZ story.

Link to the original story and clip on Channel 7 Detroit's website. 


"Close to half of those individuals with MCI, or mild cognitive impairment, will develop dementia within the next five years," Dr. Bruno Giordani, the chief psychologist at the Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry, said.

But, 40% won't progress. Researchers are trying to better understand why. Giordani said in either case, early identification and treatment are key.

"In our center, we have a number of clinical trials looking at nonpharmacological interventions and things, ways to improve your memory, ways to improve thinking," he said.

These include continued learning, reading, and brain games, along with diet and exercise. Cardiovascular health is essential to brain health.

Like continued learning, reading and brain games. And diet and exercise, since cardiovascular health is essential to brain health.

"Exercise is really important now. They say break a sweat, hit the books," he said.

The earlier you start, the greater the protective benefits.