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Everyday behaviors such as exercise, sleep and diet can all play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers said during an event Sunday about how people can protect their brains from the disease.
Hundreds of people and leading national and international Alzheimer’s researchers gathered at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts for a “Dialogue on Dementia,” a discussion that spanned medical and lifestyle risk factors that contribute to the development of the neurodegenerative disease and related dementias, which affect about 380,000 Texans.
The public event, hosted by UT Health San Antonio’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Alzheimer’s Association, kicked off the inaugural South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference, a two-day symposium that will include panels and sessions on the treatment of and research on the disease.
Learn more in the San Antonio Express-News (Author: Lauren Garza)