Memory Loss

Despite the first cases of dementia being documented more than 100 years ago, we’ve yet to determine how to prevent it.

In this episode, Jess and David are joined by bioscientist Professor John Mamo, who explains what we know about dementia and what inroads researchers are hoping to make in the future.

  • Will we ever discover a cure for dementia? (00:44)
  • Professor Mamo previously discovered that saturated fats can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (the most common type of dementia). What’s the link? (06:31)
  • Are ‘cheat days’ okay for our brain health? (12:40)
  • How do we support patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s? (18:00)
  • What behaviours and strategies will reduce our risk of developing dementia? (21:54)



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You can read the full transcript for the episode here