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February 16, 2022

Beating the Odds on Alzheimer’s Disease | Molly Rapozo, MS, RDN, CD and Judy Davidson

by Zara Jethani

The Think Neuro podcast from Pacific Neuroscience Institute takes you into the clinic, operating room and laboratory with doctors and surgeons who are tackling the most challenging brain diseases and disorders. Host: Anthony Effinger

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Episode 25: Show Notes

Judy Davidson is a retired teacher, librarian, and therapist. A few years ago, she began to feel more forgetful. Names of movies she’d just seen escaped her. She became quieter in groups, afraid that she would forget a friend’s name. She recalled her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. Her grandmother had suffered dementia, too. Seeing a bleak future, she took action. She read a book called The End of Alzheimer’s by Dr. Dale Bredesen, which recommends a routine of diet, exercise, and sleep to keep the brain healthy as we age. That, in turn, led her to Molly Rapozo, a dietician and brain health coach at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. She helped her put Bredesen’s prescriptions into practice. Now, under Rapozo’s care, she exercises regularly, eats fewer carbohydrates, and prioritizes sleep. The results thrill her. A computer-based program shows that her brain function has improved by 22 percent. She can recall names of friends—and movies—more quickly. Best of all, she feels like she has a future. Listen to this episode of Think Neuro to hear Judy Davidson and Molly Rapozo talk about strategies for beating the odds on Alzheimer’s.

About Molly Rapozo, MS, RDN, CD

Molly Rapozo

Molly Rapozo, MS, RDN, CD, became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist after receiving her Master’s degree and completing an internship at Bastyr University, a pioneer of science-based natural medicine. Before specializing in Brain Health Coaching, Molly worked at a biotech start-up that utilized genetics, blood analytes, gut microbiome and digital self-measurements to help individuals reach their personal health goals. Based on this data and behavioral science, Molly used a personalized list of recommendations to coach participants in optimizing wellness and avoiding disease.

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About the Author

Zara Jethani, MS, MBA

Zara Jethani

Zara is the marketing director at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. Her background is in molecular genetics research and healthcare marketing. In addition, she is a graphic designer with more than 20 years experience in the healthcare, education and entertainment industries.

Last updated: June 1st, 2022