Center Director Talks Alzheimer’s and Dementia on Newschannel5+ OpenLine

In June 2023, Dr. Angela Jefferson, Director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, joined reporter Ben Hall on Newschannel5+ OpenLine to discuss Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

In the interview, Dr. Jefferson gave a background on the Center’s research, which is focused on examining the connection between vascular heath and brain health. She points out that cardiovascular risk factors, such as unmanaged high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol, could contribute to the high incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in Tennessee.

Dr. Jefferson also discusses risk factors, the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and recent promising advancements in how we diagnose and treat the disease.

Watch interview highlights here.