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Alzheimers Prevention

Exercise May Be The Key To Battling Alzheimer's, Studies Find

Associated Press | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty

Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide...

Lessons in Speaking From the Heart

Greg O'Brien | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg O'Brien

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, "Life is no brief candle ... It is a sort of splendid torch, which I've got hold of for the moment, ...

Peeking Into Healthy Brains To See If Alzheimer's Is Brewing

AP | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another ...

'Music Is Our Weapon' Is Proving Its Name By Battling Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty

Research has credited music with helping Alzheimer's and other dementia patients. And now a Dallas-based charity is building on this connection by giv...

3 Key Nutrients For Better Brainpower

Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living

By Nancy Christie When it comes to what we eat, we usually worry more about our waistlines than our wisdom. But a diet that contains a wide ass...

Parents Need Answers About Youth Sports Concussions

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 05.31.2015 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

The truth is, we know very little about how childhood concussions influence the risk for dementia in adulthood. We need to accelerate this research so that parents and coaches can make better decisions about youth sport participation, practice policies and competition rules.

Carolyn Gregoire

The 'MIND Diet' Could Protect You From Alzheimer's And Age-Related Cognitive Decline

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.21.2015 | Healthy Living

What if there was a preventative measure that could slash your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by up to half? Some nutritionists may have fo...

The Color Yellow

Greg O'Brien | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

My mother, Virginia, loved yellow -- the color of the mind and the intellect, the third chakra in the solar plexus, representing personal power and ...

How a "Match.com for Scientists" Could Lead to a Cure for Alzheimer's

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

Nonprofit research foundations are creating innovative ways for scientists to find resources and the assistance they need to advance their research. Central among these innovations: a growing online marketplace -- a veritable Match.com for scientists -- that may help researchers to discover the next drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.

Still Alice, Still Greg, Still Enduring

Greg O'Brien | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

And so, we need to push back with a battering ram against the stereotype that Alzheimer's is merely the horrid, inevitable final stage. While the end stage is devastating, the beginning and middle stages become a lonely, painful journey, the long kiss goodbye, which often begins 15 to 20 years before diagnosis. It robs one of self. It infantilizes. Alzheimer's is not your grandfather's disease. It could be your story some day.

What Young People Can Be Doing Now To Prevent Alzheimer's

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Max Lugavere isn't at an age where one usually starts worrying about Alzheimer's. But after watching his mother get diagnosed with dementia, he commit...

5 Ways You Can Help Reduce the Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Thanks to celebrities like Glen Campbell willing to tell their stories, many more people are now familiar with Alzheimer's -- the deadly disease that slowly robs a person's memory and ability to perform everyday activities.

Seth Rogen Gets Serious To Fight 'Ridiculously Underfunded' Alzheimer's Disease

Associated Press | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Seth Rogen let out a loud laugh when asked what he had done with Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader who suddenly and inexplicabl...

Rivers of Our Memory

Greg O'Brien | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

My prayer is that you will be moved to action by this film -- for yourself, for your children, and for your grandchildren. Alzheimer's, or related dementia, could be your story someday, or the story of a loved one.

How Can We Age Productively?

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Howard Fillit, MD

But without a cure for Alzheimer's disease, we can only take productive aging so far. We can create opportunities for seniors, prevent heart disease and strokes and keep people physically healthy -- but if we cannot keep people from losing their minds we cannot ensure long, productive lives.

Action Is the Key in Alzheimer's Prevention

Dr. Tiffany Chow | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tiffany Chow

Patients with dementia can and should remain physically active in sports they had previously mastered. They may not be as accurate in keeping score as before, but if the dementia has not carved away their motivation to pursue the activity, it can bring all the same benefits as before.

Memory Is Everything -- Until You Lose It

Greg O'Brien | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

"Memory is everything. Without it we are nothing," observed neuroscientist Eric Kandel, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking research...

Health Strategies for Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.18.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While there's currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, new research indicates that there are a number of healthy lifestyle strategies that can help most people reduce the risk of getting it.

The One Book Every Person Over 40 Needs To Read

Roz Warren | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I don't know if I'll get Alzheimer's, but I do know I don't want to. That's why I just read '100 Simple Things You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's' by medical journalist Jean Carper.

Alzheimer's Detection In Only 15 Minutes

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Worried your constant forgetfulness could be more than just a series of "senior moments?" A quick 15-minute test could provide some answers. Resear...

Unraveling Alzheimer's: A Step Forward

Pierre Tariot, MD | Posted 03.04.2014 | Science
Pierre Tariot, MD

Imagine living with the knowledge that inside your brain you carried a flaw that meant that you could be stricken with Alzheimer's as early as age 45, or even earlier.

A New Approach To Alzheimer's Treatment That Just Might Work

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.11.2013 | Healthy Living

A group of researchers in San Francisco are exploring a new approach to Alzheimer's treatment that will tackle an unexplored protein that is closely l...

A New Era of Alzheimer's Research: Focusing on Prevention

Pierre Tariot, MD | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
Pierre Tariot, MD

The toll of Alzheimer's disease is reaching epidemic proportions. Someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's in the United States every 69 seconds -- a somber reminder that we must do more if we are to find an effective treatment for this devastating, debilitating condition.

Should You Be Tested for Alzheimer's Disease?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Alzheimer's is still a clinical diagnosis and not one that can be made solely on the basis of scans and genetic testing. The tests supply useful information to the informed physician.

Playing for Prevention: Alzheimer's and Keeping the Mind Sharp

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Cat del Valle Castellanos

Although Alzheimer's is at least partially genetic, there is plenty we can do to keep our minds sharper. The technology we depend upon to keep our lives together, however, only seems to make us more scattered.