057 How to Manage Cardiovascular Risk Factors for Better Brain Health

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In This Episode:

Dr. K explains cardiovascular risk factors, which often contribute to cerebral small vessel disease, a common brain health problem in older adults. She covers:

  • Why blood vessel health is key to brain and heart health
  • 3 key ways blood vessels become damaged over time
  • What is atherosclerosis
  • The top risk factor for having a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular event
  • 12 key cardiovascular risk factors to know
  • 5 key approaches every older adult should use, to improve cardiovascular health
  • What to do, if a brain scan shows signs of cerebral small vessel disease

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