A message from Maria Shriver

Have you ever had a gut feeling about a decision? Or felt sick to your stomach over bad news? Experts say that’s because the gut is nearly as powerful a force as the brain, affecting your physical and mental health.

Learn from leading experts about the powerful gut-brain connection and how what you eat might affect anxiety and mood, increase the risk for Alzheimer’s, and more. Discover practical advice on what you can do right now to protect your health in the long term.

Watch the “The Gut-Brain Connection” webinar and explore the entire "You & Your Brain" webinar series and resources below.

"The Gut-Brain Connection"

  • Moderator: Joan Lunden, Journalist, Bestselling Author and Health and Wellness Advocate
  • Laura Iu, R.D., CDN, CNSC, RYT, Founder of Laura Iu Nutrition
  • Smita Patel, D.O., Director and Founder of iNeuro Institute
  • Judith Scheman, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Medicine, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute at the Cleveland Clinic

Watch the video!

"A Conversation About Menopause"

  • Moderator: Sarah Smith, Editor in Chief, Prevention
  • Omisade Burney-Scott, Creator and curator of The Black Girl's Guide to Surviving Menopause
  • Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D., Director of the UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences
  • Lauren Streicher, M.D., Founding director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Menopause and the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Health
  • Jannine Versi, Co-founder and COO of Elektra Health

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"Aging and Your Brain: What's Normal, What's Not?"

Experts share secrets to staying sharp.

  • Moderator: Tara Narula, M.D., FACC, Assistant Professor, Cardiology Zucker School of Medicine; Associate Director, Lenox Hill Women's Heart Programs; and CBS News Senior Medical Correspondent
  • Jessica Caldwell, Ph.D., Director, Women's Alzheimer's Movement Prevention, Center at Cleveland Clinic
  • Gayatri Devi, M.D., M.S., FAAN, FACP, Neurologist, Park Avenue Neurology
  • Eseosa Ighodaro, M.D, Ph.D., Neurology Resident Physician and Neuroscientist, Mayo Clinic

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"Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: What Comes Next”

Thoughtful guidance for you and your family so you can cope with any possibility.

  • Moderator: Joan Lunden, Journalist, Best Selling Author and Health & Wellness Advocate
  • Dan Jaworski, athlete living with early-onset Alzheimer's
  • Julie Jaworski, wife of Dan, who is living with Alzheimer's
  • Sarah Kremen, M.D., Behavioral Neurologist and Director of the Neurobehavior Program at the Jona Goldrich Center for Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
  • Petra Niles, M.S.G, Gerontologist and Senior Manager of African American Services at Alzheimer's Los Angeles

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"The Future of Brain Health: Promising Advances in Medicine and Technology"

Innovations in science, changes in policy, and how you can make a difference.

  • Moderator: John Whyte, M.D., MPH, Chief Medical Officer, WebMD
  • Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D., Center for Brain Health Distinguished Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Richard S. Isaacson, M.D., Director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic (APC), Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program, Assistant Dean of Faculty Development, and Associate Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine & New York-Presbyterian
  • Karyne Jones, President and CEO, National Caucus and Center on Black Aging

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Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Resources

Did you know that women make up two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases in the United States — and they take on the majority of the responsibility of caring for family members with the disease? Learn more below.

About Alzheimer's

Women and Alzheimer's

Important Sleep and Diet Habits: A Q&A with Dr. Ashley Sanderlin

Dr. Barbara Milton Jr. On Heeding The Call To Become A Caregiver

Lizz Lewis Knows The Devastation Of Alzheimer's On A Family First-Hand

A Q&A With Author Patti Davis

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