Seize the Day: Embracing Life’s Moments with Alzheimer’s

Daniel Gibbs, MD author of A Tattoo on My Brain and Dispatches from the Land of Alzheimer's

By Christy Byrne Yates, MS, California, US

Perhaps you can’t cure or even prevent Alzheimer’s, but what if you could slow the disease progression? Want to unlock the secrets to living in the moment with Alzheimer’s? Get ready to embrace practical advice and actionable insights for a positive journey with Alzheimer’s and dementia in this podcast with Danel Gibbs, MD. 

He’s a retired neurologist with extensive knowledge in the anatomy of the brain and the disease process of Alzheimer’s and dementia. His personal experience living with Alzheimer’s provides a unique perspective, enhancing his credibility in discussing practical approaches to managing these conditions. He’s the author of “A Tattoo on My Brain” and “Dispatches from the Land of Alzheimer’s,” which offer a collection of essays and vignettes that provide valuable insights into the cognitive health and well-being of those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. His writing style, which simplifies complex scientific concepts, ensures that his work is accessible to a wide range of audiences, and his contributions to the understanding and management of Alzheimer’s and dementia make him an essential guest on the podcast.


“For those of us on the Alzheimer’s journey, it’s really important to embrace the moment and not dwell on the frustration of trying to remember the past and plan for the future. Happiness and peace come from focusing on the moment.” – Daniel Gibbs, M.D.

“We don’t have to wait for a cure. We can just do things that really make a significant difference, that are available, evidence proven, and don’t cost anything. Except maybe a gym membership.” – Daniel Gibbs, M.D.

In this episode, you will: 

  • Explore real-life experiences of living with Alzheimer’s and gain insights on managing the daily challenges.
  • Discover the surprising link between sense of smell loss and Alzheimer’s disease, and how it may impact early detection.
  • Uncover the powerful impact of exercise on slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s and enhancing overall well-being.
  • Learn about dietary approaches that may help slow down the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease.

Resources mentioned:

  • Trial Match – A website run by the Alzheimer’s Association that helps individuals find clinical trials related to Alzheimer’s disease in their region.
  • National Institutes on Health – Clinical Trials
  • Mind Diet – A diet plan that emphasizes consuming fish, chicken, vegetables, and berries, which has shown potential benefits for brain health.
  • Mediterranean Diet – A diet plan that limits red meat, promotes chicken, fish, and vegetables, which has shown a potential for good cardiovascular health and brain health.

After the Podcast

Buy the Dispatches from the Land of Alzheimer’s and A Tattoo on My Brain

Watch the documentary A Tattoo on My Brain

Read Daniel’s AlzAuthors Post

Visit Daniel’s Blog

Listen to Previous Podcasts:

Daniel Gibbs, MD Untangles His Personal Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Writing Through the Fog

About the Podcast 

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