MINDRAMP PODCAST - THE QUEST FOR QUALONGEVITY

THE XX BRAIN – HOW WOMEN’S BRAINS ARE DIFFERENT

November 23, 2020 Michael C Patterson, Roger Anunsen, Robin Gunn Season 1
MINDRAMP PODCAST - THE QUEST FOR QUALONGEVITY
THE XX BRAIN – HOW WOMEN’S BRAINS ARE DIFFERENT
Chapters
0:00
Introduction
1:56
Why focus on the female brain?
5:13
Do women get equal brain health treatment
8:06
Genetic differences
10:19
Hormonal differences
15:53
Women's risk for dementia
16:59
Menopause (artificial & natural)
18:56
Menopause Hormone Treatment
21:51
How women can lower risks and discomfort
24:45
Conclusion
MINDRAMP PODCAST - THE QUEST FOR QUALONGEVITY
THE XX BRAIN – HOW WOMEN’S BRAINS ARE DIFFERENT
Nov 23, 2020 Season 1
Michael C Patterson, Roger Anunsen, Robin Gunn

The brains of men and women are more alike than they are different. That said, there are some unique characteristics of the female brain that are highly significant.  When we fail to recognize these differences, we put women at greater risk for premature aging, cognitive decline and dementia. 

This episode is drawn from a radio interview Roger and I did with Robin Gunn, who hosts the Oklahoma Senior Journal radio show in Oklahoma City. We anchored the discussion around what I have learned from the book THE XX BRAIN by Lisa Mosconi, PhD. Mosconi is the director of the Women’s Brain Initiative and associate director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College. 

With this podcast we begin to explore how women’s brains differ, how those differences affect their lives and their risks for brain health problems, and what can be done to lower the risks.  

Chapters: 

  • Introduction
  • Why should we focus on women’s brains?
  • Do women get equal brain health treatment?
  • Genetic differences
  • Hormonal differences
  • Transformations in a woman’s life
  • Women’s risk of getting dementia
  • Artificial and natural menopause
  • Menopause Hormone Therapy
  • How woman can lower risks and discomfort
  • Conclusion
Show Notes Chapter Markers

The brains of men and women are more alike than they are different. That said, there are some unique characteristics of the female brain that are highly significant.  When we fail to recognize these differences, we put women at greater risk for premature aging, cognitive decline and dementia. 

This episode is drawn from a radio interview Roger and I did with Robin Gunn, who hosts the Oklahoma Senior Journal radio show in Oklahoma City. We anchored the discussion around what I have learned from the book THE XX BRAIN by Lisa Mosconi, PhD. Mosconi is the director of the Women’s Brain Initiative and associate director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College. 

With this podcast we begin to explore how women’s brains differ, how those differences affect their lives and their risks for brain health problems, and what can be done to lower the risks.  

Chapters: 

  • Introduction
  • Why should we focus on women’s brains?
  • Do women get equal brain health treatment?
  • Genetic differences
  • Hormonal differences
  • Transformations in a woman’s life
  • Women’s risk of getting dementia
  • Artificial and natural menopause
  • Menopause Hormone Therapy
  • How woman can lower risks and discomfort
  • Conclusion
Introduction
Why focus on the female brain?
Do women get equal brain health treatment
Genetic differences
Hormonal differences
Women's risk for dementia
Menopause (artificial & natural)
Menopause Hormone Treatment
How women can lower risks and discomfort
Conclusion