118 Dr. Douglas Scharre: Alzheimer’s ? or Simply Aging ?

Aug 21, 2023 | Living Younger by Changing Aging, Mind and Brain, Podcast, Podcast Episode

THIS EPISODE OF GROWING OLDER LIVING YOUNGER focuses on the effect of aging on  brain functions, affecting many attributes of cognition, like memory and processing speed; and on the importance of recognizing the early warning signs of dementia for early treatment.

Today’s guest is neuropsychiatrist and creator of the SAGE test,  Dr. Douglas Scharre

Episode Timeline:

[0:11] Intro to this episode

[3:19] Aging and memory loss

[6:33] Distinguishing between normal aging and dementia.

[11:23] The SAGE Test (Self Administered Gerocognitive Examination) and its benefits

[15:38] Why use the SAGE test? 

[19:36]  Differentiation of forms of dementia

[24:38] Lifestyle changes for healthy mind and healthy body

[27:42] New biomarkers for Alzheimer’s

[32:17] The genetics of Alzheimer’s

[37:56] Best ways to challenge your brain

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Scharre  is board certified in neurology, behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry with special interests in cognitive assessment, degenerative dementias and dementia-related behaviors. He joined The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center faculty in the Department of Neurology in 1993. Dr.  Scharre’s publications cover a broad range within the area of cognitive neurology including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia,  Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and much more.  His research also covers neuropsychiatric aspects of disease,  biomarkers,  functional neuro-imaging and treatment of behavioral disturbances in dementia.

Learn more about Dr. Scharre’s work here:


Access the SAGE test to check yourself  at home: https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/brain-spine-neuro/memory-disorders/sage

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