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"Alzheimer’s Meeting: Lifestyle Factors Are Best—and Only—Bet Now for Reducing Dementia Risk" - Karen Weintraub

  • Scientific American
  • New York, NY
  • (July 18, 2019)

Samuel Gandy, MD, PhD, associate director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai became an Alzheimer’s disease researcher in part to help his own family. He watched his mother spiral downward as she lost her memory and then her ability to care for herself. Dr. Gandy thought his research might help prevent a similar fate for himself.  Now in his 60s and having watched every single promising drug trial for Alzheimer’s fail, he’s had to give up on that idea, too. Dr. Gandy is now focused on helping the next generation of young scientists who work in his lab and others. He said, “Now I just want to contribute to the eventual eradication. As long as I feel like I’m moving the ball down the field in the right direction, that’s worthwhile.”

— Samuel Gandy, MD, PhD, Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry, Associate Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, The Mount Sinai Center for Cognitive Health and NFL Neurological Care

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