Dr. Yakir Kaufman

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Director of Neurology Services, Director of Integrative Health Center
Graduated MD from Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Completed neurology residency in Hadassah Medical School – Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Completed fellowship & clinical research in behavioral neurology at Baycrest, Toronto, Canada
Research areas: psycho-neuro-immunology, spirituality and health, neuro-immunology of neurodegenerative disease.

Spirituality, Religious Practice May Slow Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Yakir Kaufman, the Director of Neurology Services at Herzog, recently received extensive coverage on his research showing that a higher level of spirituality may help slow the progress of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Kaufman presented his findings at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, recently held in Miami Beach, Florida. Stories on his research were run by Fox News, ABC News and interviews on various radio programs. Coverage of his research appeared on over 50 websites, including the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the North Mississippi Medical Center, as well as articles in the Jerusalem Post and the major Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv. Dr. Kaufman notes that “we learned that the patients with higher levels of spirituality or higher levels of religiosity may have a significantly slower progression of cognitive decline”.
Click here for the coverage of the article on the major health website WebMD.