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Alzheimers Prevention

Action Is the Key in Alzheimer's Prevention

Dr. Tiffany Chow | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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 07.02.2014 | 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.

Can We Prevent Alzheimer's? November Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

If we can target our adults with mild cognitive impairment -- forgetting phone numbers, where you put the keys, birthdays, anniversaries, and appointments -- we may have a real chance of preventing the slow decline into a world of dementia.

You Can Prevent Alzheimer's

David Perlmutter, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Perlmutter, M.D.

The empowering part of the story is that you can make changes, today, to dramatically reduce your risk for diabetes and as a welcomed consequence, reduce your risk for dementia, a disease with no meaningful remedy now or in the foreseeable future.

Bring Us One Step Closer to Ending Alzheimer's

Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D.

With multiple trials taking place simultaneously, this mean we need hundreds of thousands of people start this research without delay. We as scientists provide the science and the ideas, but we can't do anything without the help of people invested in this research to commit.

Could Alzheimer's Be Stopped A Decade Before Symptoms Appear?

Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty

Currently, there's no known way to prevent Alzheimer's disease, which affects more than 5 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in...

Ways To Prevent Alzheimer's, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Is there a way to protect yourself against Alzheimer's disease? Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman suggested keeping your brain act...

Researchers Find Alzheimer's Warnings Years Before Symptoms Show

Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty

Researchers have figured out new ways to identify who is at risk of developing Alzheimer's, an incurable brain disease that affects 5.4 million Americ...

Are We Finally On The Road To Preventing Alzheimer's?

Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2013 | Fifty
Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D.

This grassroots movement is only getting started. With your help, we can increase momentum in the fight to end Alzheimer's.

Green Tea: Alzheimer's Fighter?

Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living

By Annie Hauser for Everyday Health Finding ways to slow the growth of the amyloid peptide, or plaque, in Alzheimer's patients' brains is one o...

7 Foods That Lower Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 02.23.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Keep Your Brain Healthy The best thing you can do to keep your brain working the way you want it to: exercise, and...

Valentine's Day With My Husband, an Alzheimer's Patient

Linda Buytendorp | Posted 04.16.2013 | Fifty
Linda Buytendorp

My biggest fear is knowing that one day, he will no longer remember my name or who I am. I do all I can to prepare for this moment, but I know, when that time comes, it will be the worst day of my life.

Is A Brain Zap The Solution To Alzheimer's?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 01.22.2013 | Fifty

WASHINGTON -- It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone's brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memor...

10 Great Gifts (That Happen To Be Brain Healthy)

Posted 12.20.2012 | Fifty

There are many great gifts you could get a loved one: a big-screen TV, a trip abroad, a new car… but why settle for a “great” gift when you coul...

6 Delicious Recipes That Promote Brain Health

Dr. Marwan Sabbagh | Posted 02.01.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Marwan Sabbagh

While it is speculative and unrealistic to definitively declare that dietary modification could completely offset someone's genetics propensity to develop the disease, there is evidence that modest changes in the diet could indeed reduce your risk for developing Alzheimer's.

3 Easy Steps To Reduce Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D. | Posted 01.24.2013 | Fifty
Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D.

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?

Dr. Pat Consults: Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

To help a patient talk to her sister about her health and risk of Alzheimer's, I've enlisted the advice of neurologist Joseph Safdieh.