This is a more theoretical episode that gives us some idea about what might be happening with the rhythms of an Alzheimer’s or POST-COVID brain.  Our guest, Dr Thom Cleland, is a professor of theoretical and systems neuroscience at Cornell University.  His research is particularly focused on the mammalian olfactory system and on the emergent dynamical networks that govern communication and information transfer among brain areas.   We talk about brain circuits, neuronetworks and how this relates to our sense of smell and Alzheimer’s in general. For more information on how you can prevent or push back against Alzheimer’s and other dementias visit or call (216) 337-1400.  We have support programs, virtual classes, and many other options. Consider supporting the Evolving Past Alzheimer’s podcast at so we can continue to bring you the information most helpful to you.   1:42 – What we can learn from looking at brain waves  8:58 – The olfactory system and how it works  13:57 – What happens to people’s brain waves when they are experiencing dementia processes  24:43 – How the olfactory system connects to the memory and can help with dementia intervention  36:18 – Is losing the sense of smell a sign of neurodegeneration? 

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