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The Entrepreneurial MD Podcast


Dec 9, 2008

...or will a crossword puzzle a day keep the doctor away?

With the influx of so many into the ranks of "older" folks, the big question arises about how to keep so many boomer brains healthy? How can we prevent the tragic dissociation between intact bodies and demented brains that Alzheimer's and other dementing diseases produce?

As the daughter of a man whose beautiful and gentle life ended in the early stages of dementia, I have a keen interest in learning more personally about how to stave off this mental disaster.

Dr. Paul Bendheim believes passionately that he and his team at BrainSavers may be part of the solution.

A neurologist with a career-long interest in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's and prion disease (aka "mad cow disease"), Dr Bendheim hit upon his idea for a "brain-saving" program 4 or 5 years ago, that he has slowly and methodically evolved into a business.

In his quest to develop tools to preserve healthy brain function, Dr. Bendheim and his team have created a 3-pronged approach, using a total lifestyle program backed up by neuroscientific research.

Listen here to his BrainSaver story (25 minutes) and discover how he found the stamina to go from an earlier failed business venture to create a new start-up, garner the necessary financing and build a team of top-notch professionals to get his business off the ground.

And then please rejoin us at The Entrepreneurial MD Blog to share your thoughts.