Whoopi Goldberg Lewy Body Dementia PSA
Hey, it's Whoopi. I want to tell you aboutLewy body dementia, or LBD. You may not have heard ofLBD, but it's the second most common memory disorder. More than 1.3 million Americans are struggling with LBD today. At first, you mightthink it's just a little confusion and forgetfulness. But it's much more.LBD can also affect movement, behavior, or sleep. Right now, there's nocure for LBD, but it is treatable. The key is recognition and earlydiagnosis, because people with LBD can have severe reactions to certainmedications. Fortunately, information and
support are available, thanks tothe Lewy Body Dementia Association. So if someone you love is becoming moreforgetful or confused, along with changes in movement, behavior or sleep,connect with the people who know what you're going through and can help. Tolearn more or find support, visit the Lewy Body Dementia Association atLBDA Whoopi.
Max Lugavere Dementia Aerobic Exercise Filming Bread Head 229
Dave Asprey:ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Hi, everyone. Itï¿½sDave Asprey with Bulletproof Radio. You may have noticed something different if you'rewatching the tutorial on YouTube or on iTunes. If you're listening in your car, you justnoticed the incredibly crisp and clear audio quality. If you're watching at home though,you'll notice that I'm on the beginnings of the new set for Bulletproof Radio here atBulletproof Labs on Vancouver Island. I have my first ever live guest, and his name isMax Lugavere. Max, welcome. Max Lugavere:ï¿½ï¿½ Thanks for having me. Dave Asprey:ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ I'm really stoked becausewe've started the whole day here recording
with VICE Munchies, and I put you throughthe ringer on the biohacking sort of thing. Max Lugavere:ï¿½ï¿½ You did, and it was awesome.I really enjoyed it. Dave Asprey:ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ But thatï¿½s not whyMax is on the show today. Max is on the show today because, well, he's making a documentarythatï¿½s really cool, thatï¿½s about a subject thatï¿½s near and dear to me. Weï¿½re goingto talk about that, but first, youï¿½ve already missed your cool fact of the day, havenï¿½tyoué Weï¿½ll do our cool facts of the day and then weï¿½re going to talk about his newdocumentary. Todayï¿½s cool fact of the day is about why your phone number is seven digits.If you go back to the 1950s, the guys at Bell
Labs were looking at what would work best,and they figured out that we could remember on average, seven things. ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ This is still that way for workingmemory today unless you're doing something funky to train your working memory or youjust have an unusually good working memory. What they found though was that if you putthree chunk of item or four chunk of item that you could remember better. They're actuallya quantitative test to see which ones work best. Who knew that all that science wentinto your phone number and then, we add area codes that screwed all that up, and then countrycodes. Do you know your phone number anymoreé
Itï¿½s all built into these little thingsthat we outsource in that part of your brain, anyway in this working memory retention span. Max Lugavere:ï¿½ï¿½ Itï¿½s true, outsourcedcognition. Dave Asprey:ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Exactly. Dave Asprey:ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Now, the reason thatwe are recording this podcast today is that youï¿½ve made or letï¿½s say, you're in theprocess of making documentary on Alzheimer's disease. Max Lugavere:ï¿½ï¿½ Yes. Itï¿½s a film called,Bread Head. Basically, my goal for the film
is to be the first ever millennialfocuseddocumentary about the disruptive idea that is dementia prevention. This is a really importanttopic to me. I think itï¿½s actually the most important topic because, you know, our brainsreally are who we are. They manufacture our minds and all of your incredible work in therealm of optimizing cognition and stuff like that is nothing if there's disease at play.I became obsessed with this topic when three years ago, my mom started showing signs ofcognitive decline. A few people noticed this about me, but I was a programmer in high school.I, in high school attacked my own biology with the same engineerï¿½s framework thatyou have in terms of biohacking and whatnot.
For me, I've never been overweight. I've neverreally had to deal with things like arthritis that I know that you have faced and overcome.It was really all about performance for me early on. Three years ago, shit became realfor me when my mom started showing these symptoms. Dave Asprey:ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ How old is your momé Max Lugavere:ï¿½ï¿½ She was 59 when it allstarted. I used my penchant for understanding the science and research to really dig intothe science to figure out why a woman of 59 would start showing these symptoms. On theone hand to try to help her if that was even possible, but on the other hand, to preventthis sort of stuff from ever happening to