Lisa Mosconi is a woman who knows her food- and how to approach eating in a way to take advantage of the neuroprotective quality of certain foods in order to maintain brain health. Dr. Mosconi is the Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, and she has spent decades studying brain scans to help determine how to prevent and mitigate memory loss through lifestyle modifications. Her conclusions? There is not an inevitable path from aging to dementia, and since genes account for less than 1% of Alzheimer’s cases, how you live your life is critical to supporting your brain function as you age. Regarding what to eat, take a look at her recent article in The Guardian or consider purchasing her about-to-be published book, Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating For Cognitive Power. You may also want to hear her thoughts from “A Women’s Health Summit: It Starts With The Brain,” with Maria Shriver, about how women’s brains age differently than those of men. Watch the conversation Here.