Ophir is a Behavioral Neurologist and Neuroscientist working to determinine the unique features of young onset Alzheimer’s and dementia in diverse and disparate populations of Israel.
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Prevention is considered the only method to reduce scale; however, treatment will eventually be necessary as well. As a society, we can help advance this search for a cure by focusing our research to better understand the young-age of onset dementia.
Ophir is developing a research program to determine the unique features of young and atypical forms of dementia in diverse and disparate populations of Israel.
As a fellow, he has gained unique insights about atypical forms of dementia through clinical observation and participation, with a deeper understanding of neuroscience and grant proposal writing. Combined with a network of international fellows, has made him a leader in brain health in Israel.
Dementia in Israel is understudied and frequently mis/underdiagnosed, particularly dementia in young ages of onset and amongst diverse and disparate populations. Addressing such gaps in knowledge and adding resources is essential to reduce dementia's regional scale and impact.
Ophir Keret received his medical school training at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. He performed his Neurology residency in Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva. During his residency, he started practicing in the behavioral neurology clinic.