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Phyllis Staff, Ph.D., is an experimental psychologist who has spent more than 25 years identifying and solving problems for organizations. She designed and carried out money- and people-saving solutions for some of the world's largest educational institutions and Fortune 500 companies in the United States and abroad.

“I've evaluated many organizations and programs during my career,” says Dr. Staff, “but I never expected to use my skills in such a personal way.”

“When my father developed Alzheimer's disease, I couldn't imagine why it had claimed him. He was bright, active, enthusiastic, with an unbounded curiosity about the world and beyond. Yet when he ended his days, he was unable to recognize his family, or enjoy a meal, or take a walk. I needed to know why such a good man would suffer such a horrible fate.”

“At the same time, I wanted to know if I'd be the next one in the family to get Alzheimer's. I'd heard there was no cure, and I didn't know what, if anything, I could do to avoid the disease.

To find answers, I began an extensive search of the medical literature -- clinical trials, longitudinal trials, nutrition journals, anything I could find that related to Alzheimer's or dementia. The video, book (How to Prevent Alzheimer's and Other Dementias), and this website grew out of my personal search.”

A native Texan, Dr. Staff lives in Waxahachie , Texas , with her family. She is a writer and photographer whose articles and photographs have appeared in scholarly journals and popular magazines. Her first book, How to Find Great Senior Housing (2002), is now in its second edition.

You can contact Dr. Staff by e-mail ( or phone (240) 230-1028.


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