There is no denying the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the patient as well as the loved ones. And while there is no cure for this disease, there may be easy, practical ways to help stave off the disease. Dr. Gary Small is one of the country’s leading experts in Alzheimer’s and he’s written a book The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life, that provides tips and suggestions for physical and mental exercises, nutrition and more that are considered brain healthy. Dr. Small stops by the studio to spend a few minutes with Mark Perzel discussing the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, and some of the suggestions in his book.
As your holiday cooking continues in high gear, perhaps you are looking for ways in incorporate locally grown foods into your family meals. Jennifer Kramer-Wine, editor of Edible Ohio Valley, joins Mark Perzel to talk about some of the really tasty, and healthy, local foods available this time of year that would make a wonderful addition to your menu.
Cincinnati is expanding its Task Force on Healthy Living to include several organizations. The newest members represent the public schools, the city's parks and recreation departments and the soft drink industry.
Council Member Wendell Young chairs the task force.