You may know her as the writer who penned the best selling novel, Still Alice, about a Harvard linguist who develops Alzheimer’s at a young age, and for which actress Julianne Moore won the Academy Award in the movie version of the novel. However, Lisa Genova, the writer of this novel, is also an esteemed neuroscientist, with a PhD from Harvard, and a special ability to take complex medical issues and make them accessible and understandable through her fictional writing. Recently, Dr. Genova gave a TED talk (the influential public lectures in which experts share their ideas) regarding Alzheimer’s and how genetics may not be your destiny, even if you are at genetic risk. Specifically, Dr. Genova outlines how lifestyle choices have a strong impact on whether, and how, you ultimately succumb to the ravages of Alzheimer’s. It’s a thought-provoking and positive talk on what you can do to take control of your future. So take a look Here.