Brain health: how healthy is your brain?
May 02, 2018
Dr. John Sawyer
Brain health: how healthy is your brain?

Dr. John Sawyer – a Gulfport, MS native – is a lifespan neuropsychologist trained to evaluate children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. He is Co-Director of the Cognitive Disorders and Brain Health Program at Ochsner Health System.

For adults/geriatrics, Dr. Sawyer has particular interest in Alzheimer’s disease (and other types of dementia or memory disorders), concussion/TBI, stroke, movement disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease), seizures, Multiple Sclerosis, and psychiatric concerns. For pediatrics, Dr. Sawyer has interest in Learning Disorders (e.g., Dyslexia), concussion/TBI, neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., Intellectual Disability, ADHD), and seizures.

Outside of Dr. Sawyer’s primary clinical work, he is interested in brain health and ways to prevent cognitive decline (e.g., smoking cessation, exercise, nutrition, and other healthy behaviors) and provides evaluations and expertise in legal contexts.