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Change Your Diet To Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Change Your Diet to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease causes loss of brain function. Like other organs of the body, the brain too requires a supply of nutrients to maintain optimum health. The ideal diet that is good for both brain and heart should include 40% proteins, 40% complex carbohydrates and 20% beneficial fats. Here is a list of food items that […]

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3 Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Have you had one of those moments? You forget a name, can’t find a folder you had just a minute before, or go into a room and blank on what you needed? For many boomers, these little memory lapses lead to larger worries — are we losing our minds, not just our keys? For most […]

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Feed Your Brain Well to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Diet has long been used in the prevention of high cholesterol, heart disease and other diseases. Now dementia specialist Dr. Marwan Sabbagh is applying that same strategy in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. In the new book, “The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: Recipes to Boost Brain Health,” the geriatric neurologist has created a dietary plan designed […]

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Study Finds Ginkgo Won’t Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

This is the latest finding in debate over herb’s ability to keep dementia at bay. Yet another study, this one by French researchers, finds that the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba won’t prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease. “One would hope that this would be the final nail in the coffin for ginkgo,” said Dr. Sam Gandy, […]

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Exercise Could Help Stave Off Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

In the coming years the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is expected to skyrocket as baby boomers age. Although researchers continue to learn more and more about Alzheimer’s disease, a cure seems a long ways off. A Journal reporter sat down with Dr. Larry Sellers, from Mercy’s Internal […]

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Brush Your Teeth: Dental Health Linked To Dementia Risk

People who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a U.S. study. Researchers at the University of California who followed nearly 5,500 elderly people over an 18-year-period found that those who reported brushing their teeth less than once a day […]

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Drinking Coffee May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study published on June 5, 2012 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease suggests drinking coffee with caffeine may help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or prevent the disease. Researchers from the University of South Florida (NSF) and the University of Miami conducted the case control study and found high blood caffeine levels […]

Lifestyle Changes Can Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Can Lifestyle Changes Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Bronwen Zilmer has three generations of Alzheimer’s disease in her family. She hopes not to be the fourth. Her great-grandmother and grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease. Her father’s illness was diagnosed at 56, and he died at 63. She’s now 35. After her father’s death, the Highland Village, Texas, resident and mother of two began running […]

Can We Cure Alzheimer's Disease?

Can We Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

Age is the single greatest risk factor for getting Alzheimer’s disease, which has become a worldwide epidemic. More than 5 million Americans are already afflicted, and every 70 seconds another is diagnosed. As 80 million baby boomers begin reaching age 65, concerns about normal age-related memory slips are escalating. Every misplaced key or forgotten name […]