Neurodegenerative Disorders - Part 1: An Interview with Dr. Erik Ensrud (Ep 13)

Progressive decline in our brains and nervous system, more than other types of disease, truly challenges who we are as individual people. Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimers, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and others are among the most feared possibilities we face.

Join us for a two part discussion with neurologist Dr. Erik Ensrud to learn about the range of these diseases that affect millions of people.

But more than a review, the message is that now, more than ever, we can do something about changing our risk of ever getting these diseases or the rate of progression if we do. 

As always, questions, comments & topic suggestions welcome at [email protected]

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Alzheimer’s Association

Parkinson’s Foundation

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