Experts on Alzheimer’s Disease who speak who speak at the Alzheimer’s Association conferences, said that lifestyle risk factors account for 30-40% of cases of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Mary T. Newport, MD

Taking proactive steps towards leading this kind of life could help reduce one’s risk for developing dementia in their later years.

Join us for an enlightening episode of This Is Getting Old:Moving Towards An Age-Friendly World, where renowned medical expert Dr. Mary T. Newport will share her wisdom on how you can keep your brain young and active! 

With tips ranging from diet changes to lifestyle adjustments, she’ll explain all the ways that Ketones, Diet & Lifestyle can help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.

Don’t miss this chance to join in our quest towards becoming truly age-friendly!

 Key points covered in this episode:

✔️ The Ketones Guru: Dr. Mary T. Newport and Her Passion for Brain Health

After graduating from two esteemed universities and training in pediatrics and neonatology, Mary Newport M.D.’s career came full circle when she later specialized in hospice care. 

In 2008 her husband Steve was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease which inspired Dr. Newport to further pursue research into the power of nutrition on brain health conditions leading ultimately to writing a book – ‘Clearly Keto for Healthy Brain Aging & Alzheimer’s Prevention‘. The book focuses on whole food ketogenic Mediterranean lifestyle modifications that may help those living with dementia as well as prevention against it; this change drastically improved quality of life for her own husband who saw nearly four better years due to their dietary changes.

✔️ How Important Is Exercise For A Healthy Brain? 

Keeping your brain healthy as you age is no small feat, and exercise plays an integral role in that! Recent studies have revealed that lifestyle choices account for up to 40% of Alzheimer’s cases. We can all make simple changes – from diet modifications to regular exercise routines – which can go a long way in staving off dementia-related issues later on down the road.

✔️ Slumber Secrets: Getting The Ideal Amount Of Sleep And Quality Restful Nights

New studies indicate that seven to eight hours of sleep a night is the optimal amount for proper functioning. Getting too little or even too much rest can lead to lasting effects on cognition, with issues such as memory lapses and impaired focus being linked to either lack or excess of slumber.

Also Sleep Hygiene has become increasingly important, as it refers to activities and habits surrounding sleep that may improve the overall quality of rest. This includes avoiding technology in bed and creating a calming pre-bed routine such as reading or meditation. 

To ensure you stay sharp-minded and attentive, keep your nightly sleeping schedule within the recommended amounts—so catch those Zs wisely!

✔️ Turning the Tables on Life’s Risk Factors: You Have the Power to Change Them 

BP control, staying cognitively active, and socially engaged, reducing stress if possible, correcting hearing and vision, and some obvious risk factors like smoking and overconsuming alcohol are all areas we can work on to help reduce our risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia. 

But even more importantly, it is essential to understand and address medications. Most of the approved medications for Alzheimer’s try to increase acetylcholine. So if you’re taking an anticholinergic medication at the same time that you’re taking a medication to try to increase acetylcholine, you’re doing yourself a big disservice.

Use the Brown Bag Approach and the Beer’s Criteria to ensure you are being prescribed the right medication. Educate yourself if possible and consult a doctor or pharmacist if not sure. With all medications, pay attention to potential side effects and interactions with other drugs, alcohol, and herbal supplements.

✔️ The Mystery of Ketones Unveiled: Answers to Your Burning Questions

Get the latest scoop on culinary medicine from its foremost expert, Dr. Mary Newport! Reach out to her over email at or follow and get involved in social media conversations about this exciting field – anywhere from Facebook to Instagram and Twitter

And you can visit Dr. Mary Newport’s own Coconut Ketones site for additional information.

✔️ Take Your Education Into Your Own Hands: Learning About Health, Food, and Alzheimer’s

Plus, don’t forget to check out George Washington University’s Culinary Medicine’s website. Gain some valuable insight into staying ahead of Alzheimer’s Disease from Tim Harlin’s Health Meets Food.

You can also learn more with these previous episodes:  Top 10 Tips For Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and find out How Doctors Diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

Get solid advice to help you make smarter food choices and protect your health in advance.

If you have questions, or comments or need help, please feel free to drop a one-minute audio or video clip and email it to me at, and I will get back to you by recording an answer to your question. 

More Resources About Memory And Alzheimer’s Disease …

This Is Getting Old has several other episodes about memory and Alzheimer’s. You can check them out below:



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